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United States
Secretary of Homeland Security
Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.svg
Official Seal
Chad Wolf official portrait 2017.jpg
Incumbent
Chad Wolf
(Acting)

since November 13, 2019
FormationJanuary 24, 2003
First holderTom Ridge
SuccessionEighteenth
Websitewww.dhs.gov

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

Parties

      Republican (2)       Democratic (2)       Independent (2)

Status

      Denotes Acting Homeland Security Secretary

Template:Officeholder table end

References

No. Secretary of Homeland Security Took office Left office Time in office Party State of residence President
1
[[File:|75pxpx|Tom Ridge]]
Ridge, TomTom Ridge
(born 1945)
January 24, 2003February 1, 2005&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 daysRepublicanPennsylvaniaBush, GeorgeGeorge W. Bush ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
-
[[File:|75pxpx|James Loy[1]]]
Loy, JamesJames Loy[1]
(born 1942)
Acting
February 1, 2005February 15, 2005&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 daysIndependentPennsylvaniaBush, GeorgeGeorge W. Bush ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
2
[[File:|75pxpx|Michael Chertoff]]
Chertoff, MichaelMichael Chertoff
(born 1953)
February 15, 2005January 21, 2009&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0341.&&&&&0341 daysRepublicanNew JerseyBush, GeorgeGeorge W. Bush ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
3
[[File:|75pxpx|Janet Napolitano]]
Napolitano, JanetJanet Napolitano
(born 1957)
January 21, 2009September 6, 2013&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0228.&&&&&0228 daysDemocratArizonaObama, BarackBarack Obama (Dem)
-
[[File:|75pxpx|Rand Beers[2]]]
Beers, RandRand Beers[2]
(born 1942)
Acting
September 6, 2013December 16, 2013&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0101.&&&&&0101 daysDemocratDistrict of ColumbiaObama, BarackBarack Obama (Dem)
4
[[File:|75pxpx|Jeh Johnson]]
Johnson, JehJeh Johnson
(born 1957)
December 23, 2013January 20, 2017&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&028.&&&&&028 daysDemocratNew JerseyObama, BarackBarack Obama (Dem)
5
[[File:|75pxpx|John F. Kelly]]
Kelly, JohnJohn F. Kelly
(born 1950)
January 20, 2017July 31, 2017&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0192.&&&&&0192 daysIndependentMassachusettsTrump, DonaldDonald Trump ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
-
[[File:|75pxpx|Elaine Duke[3]]]
Duke, ElaineElaine Duke[3]
(born 1958)
Acting
July 31, 2017December 6, 2017&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0128.&&&&&0128 daysIndependentOhioTrump, DonaldDonald Trump ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
6
[[File:|75pxpx|Kirstjen Nielsen]]
Nielsen, KirstjenKirstjen Nielsen
(born 1972)
December 6, 2017April 10, 2019&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&0125.&&&&&0125 daysIndependentFloridaTrump, DonaldDonald Trump ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
-
[[File:|75pxpx|Kevin McAleenan[4]]]
McAleenan, KevinKevin McAleenan[4]
(born 1971)
Acting
April 11, 2019November 13, 2019&&&&&&&&&&&&&&00.&&&&&00 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0216.&&&&&0216 daysIndependentHawaiiTrump, DonaldDonald Trump ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])
-
Nominee
[[File:|75pxpx|Chad Wolf[5]]]
Wolf, ChadChad Wolf[5]
Acting
November 13, 2019Incumbent&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 year, &&&&&&&&&&&&&065.&&&&&065 daysRepublicanVirginiaTrump, DonaldDonald Trump ([[Republican Party (United States)|Template:Republican Party (United States)/meta/abbr]])