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Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Appointment of Joseph Clancy as Director of the U.S. Secret Service

Release Date: 
February 18, 2015

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

I am pleased that the President has selected Joe Clancy to be the next Director of the U.S. Secret Service. The President and I considered several strong candidates for the position, including those who had never been with the Secret Service. Ultimately, Joe Clancy struck the right balance of familiarity with the Secret Service and its missions, respect from within the workforce, and a demonstrated determination to make hard choices and foster needed change. I am confident Joe will continue this management approach. In the coming days, Joe and I will discuss filling vacant senior positions within the Secret Service with capable individuals able to assist Joe in bringing about long term and sustainable management reforms and changes for that agency.

I’m sure I speak for the President in thanking Joe Clancy for agreeing to leave the private sector and returning to public service.

Joseph P. Clancy, 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.

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Last Published Date: February 18, 2015
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