Gil Kerlikowske

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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]

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN, Pamela Brown. "Ex-border chief: 'Don't believe anyone was talked to about a travel ban'". CNN.
  2. Boston, 677 Huntington Avenue; Ma 02115 +1495‑1000 (13 March 2017). "R. Gil Kerlikowske, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection". Voices in Leadership.
  3. "Gil Kerlikowske". The Institute of Politics at Harvard University.
  4. California marijuana legalization goes up in smoke. Reuters. Retrieved on 2010-12-22.
  5. Abramski, Sasha (2010-12-09) Questions for the Drug Czar, The Nation
  6. Sullum, Jacob (2010-12-21) ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske's Model for Enlightened Drug Policy: Nancy Reagan, Reason

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