Joseph P. Clancy
President Barack Obama appointed Joseph P. Clancy as the 24th Director of the United States Secret Service on February 18, 2015.
A 27-year veteran of the Secret Service, Joseph P. Clancy was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division on February 1, 2009. Mr. Clancy held this position until his retirement from the Secret Service on June 30, 2011.
Mr. Clancy’s career with the Secret Service began in May 1984 in the Philadelphia Field Office. In 1989, Mr. Clancy transferred to the Presidential Protective Division where he served for eight years. Following this assignment, Mr. Clancy returned to the field, assigned to the New York Field Office.
In 1999, Mr. 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, Mr. 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. Mr. Clancy also served in the Secret Service Office of Inspection, the agency’s internal affairs division.
In October 2001, Mr. Clancy was selected to serve as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Homeland Security. During this two-year assignment, he served as the Director for National Special Security Events.
Mr. Clancy returned to the Presidential Protective Division in March 2003 as Assistant Special Agent in Charge. He was then promoted to Deputy Special Agent in Charge in June 2005 and was selected for the Senior Executive Service. Mr. Clancy served in that position until his promotion to Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division in February 2009.
Mr. 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. Prior to joining the Secret Service, Mr. Clancy worked as a high school teacher and football and baseball coach for the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joseph Clancy and his wife, Andrea, have been married for 31 years. They have four children.
William J. Callahan
William Callahan was appointed as Deputy Director on December 29, 2016. As Deputy Director, Mr. Callahan executes oversight of the agency’s daily operations, including approximately 6,500 personnel and $1.67 billion budget. He also develops and implements policy as it relates to the agency’s investigative and protective mission.
Previously, he served as the Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Operations since February 2015. In that position, Mr. Callahan had oversight of the agency’s protective policies, programs, and operations.
In April of 2011, Mr. Callahan was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in the position of Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Administration. In February 2013, he was reassigned to the Office of Protective Operations as the Deputy Assistant Director.
Mr. Callahan began his 26 year career with the Secret Service as a Special Agent assigned to the New York Field Office in September 1991. Throughout his career he has served in a variety of management level positions including Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge (ATSAIC) of the Presidential Protective Division; ATSAIC for the Office of Homeland Security, Detailed to the Department of Homeland Security; Assistant Inspector within the Inspection Division; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office; Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office and Deputy Assistant Director in the Office of Investigations.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
George D. Mulligan
George D. Mulligan was appointed Chief Operating Officer on July 30, 2015. Mr. Mulligan serves as the principal administrator responsible for planning and directing all business and programmatic activities for the Secret Service. He provides executive oversight of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy and the Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Mulligan has more than 29 years of national-level experience in executive staff functions, aviation, facility and security operations; national security and contingency policy, planning and program management; strategic and tactical communications; and crisis-action decision making. A former naval officer, he has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since February 2007.
Prior to joining the Secret Service, he served as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, managing a functionally diverse staff to support the Under Secretary of Defense in oversight and decision-making for major DoD acquisition programs; nuclear, chemical and biological programs; defense research and engineering; logistics and material management; installations, environment and operational energy; international cooperation; manufacturing and industrial base policy; special programs; and on media matters and communications with Congress and defense industry.
From July 2013 - May 2014, Mr. Mulligan served as the Deputy Director Washington Headquarters Services and Director of Enterprise Management. He provided oversight, leadership and direction to more than 3,000 civilian, military and contractor personnel providing centralized facilities, security, information technology, communications, human resources, contracting, and financial services support to DoD activities in the National Capital Region. As the Director of Enterprise Management, he provided oversight of integrated business and customer service operations, and analytical teams focusing on corporate process and performance improvement.
Mr. Mulligan served as Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States and the Director of the White House Military Office from 2009 to 2013. He led and directed more than 2,300 military and civilian personnel, in eight headquarters directorates and seven operational units, providing world-wide transportation, communications, facilities and other logistical and contingency program support to the President, Vice President, and White House staff. He provided executive level representation with the White House staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the U.S. Secret Service, military Combatant Commanders, military Services, Defense Agencies and other federal agencies.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Villanova University. His civilian awards include the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service, and the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award.