THOMAS F. MINTON III, DIRECTOR
Thomas F. Minton, III, comes to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security after serving for 22 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As an FBI agent, Minton spent the majority of his career investigating National Security matters with a particular focus on terrorism. Minton was deeply involved in the investigation into the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the bombing of the American Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, terrorist murders of American citizens overseas and many other critical and sensitive matters.
In 1999 Minton was selected to lead one of the FBI’s first regional cyber investigative components located in central New Jersey. In 2001, while supervising the Newark Joint Terrorism Task Force, he was selected to lead a significant portion of the investigation into the September 11, 2001 Attacks on America. More recently Minton investigated the criminal cases against those held at Guantanamo Bay and also served as the Department of Justice lead for all things related to the writing and implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), which represented a complete restructuring of the homeland security mission.
Minton, a native of Delaware County Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Lycoming College. He has earned Master’s Degrees from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. He is married and has two sons.