Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been officially appointed last Thursday as the country’s next CBP commissioner, dropping the “acting” from his title. He was first assigned to the position by President Donald Trump in early April 2017 to lead CBP. Since the announcement of his nomination, McAleenan has received bipartisan support within the Senate Finance Committee.

This is the first time that anyone in active civil service at the former Customs Service, or CBP (created in 2003), has been named commissioner, as the job has traditionally been filled by political appointees.