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Gil Kerlikowske
Gil Kerlikowske official CBP portrait.jpg
Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In office
March 7, 2014 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byThomas Winkowski (Acting)
Succeeded byKevin McAleenan
6th Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
May 7, 2009 – March 7, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJohn P. Walters
Succeeded byMichael Botticelli
Personal details
Born (1949-11-23) November 23, 1949 (age 71)
Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Anna Lazlo
EducationUniversity of South Florida, Tampa (BA, MA)

Richard Gil Kerlikowske (born November 23, 1949) is a former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He assumed office on March 6, 2014 and retired January 20, 2017.[1] He also served as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy between 2009 and 2014.[2][3]

Kerlikowske was not in favor of the legalization of cannabis.[4]

In a December 9, 2010 interview with The Nation magazine, Kerlikowske called Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign one of the "major successes" of the War on Drugs.[5][6]

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