David Glawe

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

David Glawe

Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Biography

David Glawe is the Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Intelligence with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the United States’ largest law enforcement organization. He leads the development, coordination and implementation of intelligence capabilities in support of CBP’s mission to secure America’s borders while facilitating legitimate trade and travel.

Mr. Glawe has over 24 years of national security and law enforcement experience, which includes serving as a Houston Police Officer, Federal Agent with the United States Postal Inspection Service, and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He has trained and served on several tactical response teams, to include serving as an FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member. In 2007, he was promoted to FBI Supervisory Special Agent in the Counterterrorism Division where he served in a joint duty position with the Department of Defense in Iraq and Africa. Following this deployment, Mr. Glawe served as a senior advisor on an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) National Counterterrorism Center team charged with authoring the White House’s National Counterterrorism Strategy on Africa. Additionally, Mr. Glawe served as the National Program Manager for the FBI’s terrorist finance investigations where he led a paradigm shift in the way the FBI collects and uses threat finance intelligence by proactively identifying and exploiting actionable financial intelligence through strategic financial sector partnerships and effective interagency coordination.

In 2012, Mr. Glawe was named Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Threat Finance and Transnational Organized Crime. In that capacity, he served as the senior executive and ODNI’s senior advisor where he oversaw and integrated the IC’s collection and analytic efforts regarding Threat Finance and Transnational Organized Crime. Subsequently in 2014, the President’s National Security Council named Mr. Glawe as the senior intelligence official to implement the President’s strategy on Transnational Organized Crime within the Intelligence Community (IC). In May of 2015, Mr. Glawe was awarded the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal for his extraordinary contributions to the Intelligence Community and his meritorious actions to the betterment of national security in the United States.

Mr. Glawe obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a graduate of the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government – Senior Managers in Government. Mr. Glawe is a licensed financial planner and holds insurance and security broker licenses. His numerous honors include the Department of Justice Meritorious service award for his work as a case agent of a major terrorism investigation.