American civil servant
Elaine Costanzo Duke (born 1958) is an American civil servant. On January 30, 2017, she was nominated by President Donald Trump to become the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under John F. Kelly. She became acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security on July 31, 2017 when John F. Kelly assumed the office of White House Chief of Staff.
|United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security|
April 10, 2017 – April 15, 2018
|Preceded by||Russell Deyo (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Claire Grady (Acting)|
|United States Secretary of Homeland Security|
July 31, 2017 – December 6, 2017
|Preceded by||John F. Kelly|
|Succeeded by||Kirstjen Nielsen|
|Born||1958 (age 64–65)|
Ohio, United States
|Education||Southern New Hampshire University (BS)|
Chaminade University (MBA)
On February 23, 2018, she announced plans to retire from her position as Deputy Secretary in April of the same year, after serving in the federal government of the U.S. for over thirty years.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Elaine C. Duke". United States Department of Homeland Security. August 8, 2017.
Elaine Duke became the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on July 31, 2017. She was previously sworn in as the seventh Deputy Secretary of DHS on April 10, 2017.
- ↑ "Statement from Press Secretary Dave Lapan on Homeland Security Leadership". 2017-07-28.
- ↑ Politico. "Elaine Duke, Homeland Security deputy secretary, retires". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
- ↑ CBS News. "Deputy DHS Secretary Elaine Duke retiring". Retrieved February 26, 2018.