WASHINGTON --The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced that Jose G. Baquero has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) for Puerto Rico overseeing all Federal security screening operations for Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla and Mercedita International Airport in Ponce.
"Jose is an exemplary leader who will provide strong direction for our screeners in Puerto Rico," said Ken Kasprisin, acting TSA assistant secretary. "His experience and comprehensive knowledge of the Puerto Rico airport system will be an invaluable asset to TSA, the airports, and the traveling public."
For the past two years Baquero has been with TSA as an Attorney-Advisor and Assistant Federal Security Director for Operations at the Orlando International Airport. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, responsible for managing more than 1,300 employees at several airports and seaports including Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and the Port of San Juan.
On Nov. 19, 2001, President Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which created TSA and established the authority of the Federal Security Director. The FSD is the chief federal security officer at the airport and works with the airport, local law enforcement, airlines and other stakeholders to ensure the highest level of security is maintained.