Missouri Homeland Security Director Tim Daniel has announced his resignation, effective Tuesday. Governor Bob Holden appointed the retired U.S. Army Colonel to the position of special advisor for homeland security in September of 2001, shortly after the terrorist attacks. The position became a cabinet post, making Missouri the first State in the country to create a homeland security department. No reason has been given for the resignation. The Governor has named General Dennis Shull of the Missouri National Guard to act as interim Director of Homeland Security.