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Robert L. Sumwalt was sworn in today for his second five-year term as a Board member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Nominated by President Obama, his term of office will run until December 31, 2016.
"Public service is truly one of the highest callings in the land. I have been honored to serve on the NTSB for the past five years, and I am humbled and appreciative that President Obama has asked me to serve for an additional term," said Member Sumwalt. "I am grateful to the Senate for their positive action on this nomination. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the Board, as well as the NTSB staff."
Member Sumwalt was first designated as Board member on August 21, 2006 by President Bush and served as Vice Chairman of the Board for a two-year term. He is currently serving a five-year term as Board member, which ends on December 31, 2011.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.