August 17, 2007 15:34 ET

Anthony Mira Named TSA's Federal Security Director for Kahului Airport

KAHULUI, HI--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Anthony M. Mira federal security director for Kahului Airport (OGG).

Mira comes to TSA from the Department of Commerce where he was the assistant director of the anti-terrorism division. In this position, he was responsible for armed protection detail for the secretary of commerce, continental U.S. critical risk assessments and international non-collocated U.S. and foreign commercial offices.

After serving more than 30 years in the United States Air Force, Mira retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. He has also held positions for the U.S. Agency for International Development, including international physical security specialist for Eastern Europe, senior security officer for the USAID compound in Bagdad, Iraq and national industrial security program manager.

"Anthony Mira's success in both military and civilian service make him ideally suited to build on the great foundation of strong security at Kahului," said Mo McGowan, TSA's assistant administrator for security operations. "His proven record in executive level security will be an invaluable asset to TSA."

Mira holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in police administration from Eastern Kentucky University, management from Regis University and criminal justice from Chaminade University. He is replacing Lowery Leong who was promoted to TSA senior field executive.

For more information about TSA, please visit our Web site at