At the White House, Beers will hold the title of Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, serving as Lisa Monaco’s deputy in that role.
A former Marine officer who commanded a rifle company in Vietnam, Beers has spent much of his government career at the State Department, including as the assistant secretary of state in charge of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. He has worked on the National Security Council staffs of presidents from both parties.
In a message to DHS employees Friday, Secretary Jeh Johnson, confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month, wrote: “While Rand will be greatly missed at DHS, we will continue to benefit from his leadership and expertise as he transitions into the role of Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. There is no one more suitable for this position. We wish Rand all the best as he continues his lifetime of service and commitment to protecting our nation.”