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Honoring 29 Years of Service: Farewell, Director Clancy

In October 2014, a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) accepted an appointment to serve as the Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. By February 18, 2015, the President of the United States had asked him to settle in for the long haul.

Director Clancy’s service began in May 1984 in the Philadelphia field office before he was transferred to the Presidential Protective Division where he served for eight years. From the field, to the White House, to USSS Headquarters, to Congress as a detailee to the Commerce, Justice and State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, and to internal affairs, Director Clancy dedicated himself to a life of service.

The appointment to the Acting role as the Director of the Secret Service brought Director Clancy out of retirement. Director Clancy emerged as a true leader in the agency and Department’s moment of need, and demonstrated once again that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s foundation rests on the backs of the men and women, the true public servants, who carry out its mission.

Secretary Kelly honored Director Clancy’s 29 years of dedicated service with the Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Public Service Medal.

Secretary Kelly commends Director Joseph Clancy during his ceremonial retirement and prepares to present the Distinguished Public Service Medal.

The Distinguished Public Service Medal

Director Clancy will always champion the good work done by the men and women of the Secret Service in service to this country, and presented Secretary Kelly with a gift welcoming him into the fold of the USSS family. Ahead of an interagency hockey game against the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Secretary Kelly received a hockey jersey so that he may proudly represent the Secret Service colors.

Director Clancy presents Secretary Kelly with a U.S. Secret Service hockey team jersey

U.S. Secret Service Hockey Team Jersey

Thank you, Director Clancy, for your years of unwavering commitment and honorable service to the Department.

Secretary Kelly with U.S. Secret Service component leadership and Director Clancy's staff

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