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Acting Secretary McAleenan Statement on U.S. Secret Service Leadership

Release Date: 
May 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – On May 3rd, Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan released the following statement on U.S. Secret Service leadership:

"After a long and distinguished career, this week Randolph D. “Tex” Alles stepped down as Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Mr. Alles has led the dedicated men and women of the Secret Service with professionalism for the past two years. Before that, I had the distinct honor to serve with him at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. Before joining CBP, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 35 years, retiring in 2011 as a Major General. As a Marine aviator, he served in numerous leadership positions in both the Marine Corps and joint commands.

"I’m also proud to announce that Mr. Alles will transition to a new role with the Department, serving as the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Management, and will oversee all aspects of the Department’s management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security, and asset management. I thank Mr. Alles for his willingness to serve, and I look forward to continuing to work together in pursuit of our shared mission. Mr. Alles will step in for Deputy Under Secretary Chip Fulghum, who has been integral to ensuring the Department functions efficiently and effectively. Mr. Fulghum has served the men and women of DHS with distinction since first joining in 2012, and we are forever grateful for his service. I wish him the very best in the years ahead.

"Today, President Donald J. Trump officially announced the appointment of James M. Murray as Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Mr. Murray began his Secret Service career in 1995 as a Special Agent in the New York Field Office, where he conducted cyber-enabled financial crime investigations and served as the agency’s representative to the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force. Since then he has held a variety of positions in the Secret Service, including in the Presidential Protective Division and as the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office. From 2016-2018, Mr. Murray served as Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Operations, where he led combined agency efforts for the 2016 Campaign, Presidential Transition and Inauguration. Mr. Murray served twice at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Maryland, first as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in 2012 and then in 2018 as the Special Agent in Charge. In April 2018, Mr. Murray returned to the Office of Protective Operations as the Assistant Director. With his experience and commitment to the Secret Service, I’m confident he will continue to lead with distinction and I look forward to working with Jim."

Last Published Date: May 3, 2019
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