For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
WASHINGTON— Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson designated Joseph P. Clancy to serve as Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. On Oct. 1, Secretary Johnson appointed Clancy, a 27-year veteran of the Secret Service, and former Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, as Acting Director following the resignation of Julia Pierson. Secretary Johnson welcomed Acting Director Clancy and thanked him for his continued service to oversee the highly trained men and women of the U.S. Secret Service who put their own lives on the line for the people they protect.
Joseph P. Clancy, Acting Director, U.S. Secret Service
Joseph P. Clancy’s career with the U.S. Secret Service began in May 1984 in the Philadelphia Field Office. In 1989, Clancy transferred to the Presidential Protective Division where he served for eight years. Following this assignment, Clancy returned to the field, assigned to the New York Field Office. In 1999, Clancy entered the agency’s supervisory ranks, returning to the Presidential Protective Division as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge. Two years later, Clancy transferred to Secret Service headquarters where he was assigned as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Congressional Affairs and was detailed to the Commerce, Justice and State Senate Appropriations Subcommittee. Prior to joining the Secret Service, Clancy worked as a high school teacher and football and baseball coach for the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Clancy attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Criminal Justice. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clancy and his wife, Andrea, have been married for 31years. They have four children.