Mark Pilat recently retired as the Deputy Field Office Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations in Detroit, Michigan the position he held since November 22, 2009. Mr. Pilat began his career in federal law enforcement in October of 1987 as a Special Agent with legacy Immigration and
Naturalization Service (INS). From September 1990 to May 1993, he served as a Special Agent and a Federal Air Marshal with the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Pilat returned to INS as a Special Agent in May of 1993 where he served as a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). He was first ICE Senior Special Agent to receive the Steven J. Nordmann Award, in recognition of investigative excellence exhibited in the field of Counterterrorism Investigations. Mr. Pilat also served as a Group Supervisor (GS) with ICE.
In January of 2006, Mr. Pilat transferred to ERO as a Deportation Officer to serve on a Fugitive Operations Team. He later served as the Supervisory Detention and Deportation Office (SDDO) of the nation’s top Fugitive Operations Team before becoming the Assistant Field Office Director over Field Operations in Michigan. In November 2009, Mr. Pilat was selected as Deputy Field Office Director for the Detroit Field Office, which oversees Enforcement and Removal Operations in both Michigan and Ohio and is supported by 180 law enforcement officers and professional staff. Mr.
Pilat held a TS/SCI Security Clearance during his career with ICE.
Mr. Pilat received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University in Michigan. He is married to Marianne, a Director of Performance Excellence with Trinity Health and is the proud father of two daughters.