Born September 5, 1971, and raised in Hawaii, Kevin McAleenan is the child of Michael McAleenan. Kevin earned a B.A. in Political Science at Amherst College in 1994 and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College. He received a 2015 Presidential Rank Award, the nation’s highest civil service award. He also received the Service to America Medal, Call to Service Award, in 2005 for spearheading efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive antiterrorism strategy in the border security context after September 11, 2001. Read Kevin Kealoha McAleenan Biography and Profile.