Mary A. Bomar was sworn in as the 17th director of the National Park Service on 17 October 2006. Bomar, born in Leicester, England, is the first naturalized citizen to head the National Park Service. Her previous assignments have included heading-up the Northeast Region, superintendent of Independence National Historical Park, the first superintendent at Oklahoma City National Memorial, acting superintendent at Rocky Mountain National Park, and assistant superintendent at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Bomar has worked for the National Park Service for 17 years.
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