United States Secretary of Homeland Security facts for kids
Secretary of Homeland Security
|Formation||January 24, 2003|
|First holder||Tom Ridge|
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. The Secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The position was created following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
List of Secretaries of Homeland Security
|No.||Picture||Name||State of residence||Took office||Left office||President(s) served under|
|1||Tom Ridge||Pennsylvania||January 24, 2003||February 1, 2005||George W. Bush|
|James M. Loy||Pennsylvania||February 2, 2005||February 15, 2005|
|2||Michael Chertoff||New Jersey||February 15, 2005||January 21, 2009|
|3||Janet Napolitano||Arizona||January 21, 2009||September 6, 2013||Barack Obama|
|4||Jeh Johnson||New York||December 16, 2013||incumbent|
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