Fred Stein is the Transportation Security Administration Representative (TSAR) in the U.S. Embassy, Singapore. TSAR Stein has responsibility for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. As the TSA Representative, he is responsible for developing, improving, and promoting transportation security programs and processes. TSAR Stein facilitates and works with technical security experts to ensure compliance with both international and TSA aviation security standards. As the TSAR, he serves as the principal transportation security advisor to the Ambassador and other
U.S. Embassy officials.
From 2015 through 2019, Fred Stein was the Director of the Training Operations Division at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Director Stein was responsible for the development of training and education for all TSA elements. This includes new hire training, recurrent training and the various leadership and education programs to further develop the TSA workforce. For two years prior to training, Fred Stein was the Deputy Director for compliance in Office of Security Operations (OSO) where he was responsible for overseeing the enforcement and outreach activities of approximately 1,500 inspectors throughout the United States. He transferred to the TSA headquarters to serve as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Security Operations before moving into compliance at OSO.
Fred Stein joined TSA in 2005 as an Attorney Advisor, serving in that position in both Nashville, Tennessee and Tampa, Florida. He was responsible for providing counsel to the Federal Security Directors and senior staff in matters of ethics, employment and labor law, and for processing civil enforcement actions against individuals and entities that violate transportation security regulations. He attended the University of Virginia School of Law and upon graduation took a commission in the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Fred began his career in the Army overseas in the European theatre. He was a legal instructor, an Operational Law attorney, and a military prosecutor. He also served in Honduras, before completing his Army commission as senior defense attorney at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
TSAR Stein is married to a novelist wife, and has two children. Playing sports, coaching youth soccer, and spending time at activities outside are his interests.