DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke announces retirement

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke provides information on the International Association of Venue managers venue connect in 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Aug. 7, 2017.

(U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine C. Duke on Friday announced her retirement for the coming spring.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released a statement Friday confirmed the Duke retired.

“Elaine has unselfishly, the Federal government served for three decades, and this Department for more than 10 years, read on for several secretaries”, your statement.

Duke served as the seventh Vice-Director of the DHS and was sworn in on 8. April 2017. She served under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and acting Secretary John Kelly was the chief of staff of the White house.

“I wish Elaine and her family all the best in your retirement, and I look forward to your only an active supporter of you, the men and women of the DHS,” Nielsen said.

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