February 2018 Luncheon – The TSA, regulated IAC’s and authorized representatives. – Featuring Aaron Gonzalez

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  • February IACAC Luncheon
    February 13, 2018
    11:15 am - 2:00 pm

The TSA, regulated IAC's and authorized representatives.

Indirect Air Carriers (IAC's) and our authorized representatives are regulated by the TSA under our security programs. Our members are accustomed to only seeing a TSA inspector for an audit or when they're trying to covertly access a facility.

The IACAC is pleased that Aaron Gonzalez of the TSA is available to speak to our group and help make us better IAC's and authorized representatives which only will enhance and improve the overall security of the air cargo supply chain.

This will not be an SSI event, so specific questions that are governed by the program should be addressed privately with the agency and will not be talked about in an open forum. What we can commit to offering is a dialogue where over lunch, we can learn from TSA and they in turn can learn from us about the government and commercial realities that drive both of our missions.

Meet Aaron Gonzalez

Supervisory Transportation Security Inspector, TSA

Aaron Gonzalez is a Supervisory Transportation Security Inspector at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).  He was selected for this position in May 2010.  In this positon, and as part of a supervisory team, Mr. Gonzalez manages a staff of 20 Transportation Security Inspectors and oversees local regulatory inspection activity of the U.S Air Cargo Supply Chain.

Mr. Gonzalez has been with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) since its inception in 2002.  He started his TSA career as a Lead-Transportation Security Screener at ORD.  From there, Mr. Gonzalez was promoted to the position of Supervisory Screener, and then later served as Transportation Security Manager (TSM).   In May 2004, Mr. Gonzalez transitioned from Screening Operations, to the Office of Compliance.

During his tenure in the Office of Compliance, Mr. Gonzalez served as an Inspector in both aviation and cargo modes at multiple compliance field offices.   In 2007, Mr. Gonzalez was assigned to TSA Headquarters, where he took a position as a Project Manager.  As Project Manager, Mr. Gonzalez supported TSA’s commitment to implement policies and laws passed by the U.S House and Senate regarding 100 percent air cargo screening on passenger flights, a recommendation by the 9/11 commission report.

Prior to TSA, Mr. Gonzalez served honorably in the United States Army, where he served as a Calvary Scout at various duty stations within the United States, and South Korea.


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