Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced on Friday she will retire in the spring, Fox News reported.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement on Friday confirming Duke's retirement.
"Elaine has selflessly served the federal government for three decades, and this Department for more than 10 years spanning multiple Secretaries," Nielsen's statement read.
"I wish Elaine and her family all the best in her retirement, and I look forward to her remaining an active supporter of you, the men and women of DHS," Nielsen added.
Duke was the seventh deputy secretary for Homeland Security, also serving under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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