Thomas Kait, Jr.

Deputy Inspector General

Mr. Thomas C. Kait, Jr., is the Deputy Inspector General for Inspections and Evaluations in the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, in Washington, DC. He assumed the position in August 2020 where he provides independent oversight and promote excellence, integrity, and accountability within DHS.

Mr. Kait joined the senior executive service in 2020 following a 26-year career as a Surface Warfare Naval officer. While on active duty from May 1993 until his retirement in December 2019, he held a variety of worldwide leadership positions. Mr. Kait’s afloat military assignments included a division officer tour onboard USS Denver (LPD 9); Landing Craft Detachment Officer in Charge at Assault Craft Unit Four; First Lieutenant onboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46); Commanding Officer onboard USS Zephyr (PC 8), USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Squall (PC 7) and USS Hurricane (PC 3); Executive Officer onboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43); Commanding Officer onboard USS San Antonio (LPD 17). Ashore he served as the Future Operations officer at Commander, Surface Forces Atlantic; Officer in Charge of Fueling Detachment at Camp Cedar, Iraq; Lead Observer Trainer and Team Chief for the Joint Staff, J7 Deployable Training Team; and Chief of Staff for Expeditionary Strike Group Seven at White Beach, Okinawa.

He concluded his service as the Director of Inspections, Evaluation and Intelligence Oversight at the Office of the Naval Inspector General at the Washington Navy Yard.

Naval Post Graduate School, Master of Business Administration (specializing in Transportation Management)
Unites States Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science