Deputy Director Ronald L. Rowe, Jr.
Ronald L. Rowe, Jr. serves as the 23rd Deputy Director of the United States Secret Service.
Appointed in April 2023, Mr. Rowe has direct oversight of the agency’s daily investigative and protective operations. Mr. Rowe also guides the agency’s policies and is responsible for introducing state-of-the-art technologies to enhance the agency’s protective countermeasures.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, Mr. Rowe served as the agency’s Assistant Director for the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs. He was responsible for leading the Secret Service’s engagement with Congress, the Department of Homeland Security and other government partners.
Mr. Rowe’s previous executive experience within the Secret Service includes serving as the Chief of Staff to the Director (2021), Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Protective Operations (2018-2021) and as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs (2017-2018).
During his 24-year career with the U.S. Secret Service, Mr. Rowe has also coordinated major security operations, collaborating with other government and law-enforcement agencies. Mr. Rowe managed a National Special Security Event (NSSE) and oversaw the operations of more than 7,000 personnel across federal, state and local jurisdictions (2016). On the cybersecurity front, Mr. Rowe was selected for a joint duty assignment to the National Intelligence Council (2013), where he spearheaded the development of multiple analytic products. Those products were later considered to be among the most authoritative assessment by the U.S. Intelligence Community regarding the challenges and national security threats facing the United States.
Mr. Rowe aided the National Security Council as a National Security and Law Enforcement Policy Advisor (2011), where he developed the President’s strategy to combat state-sponsored economic espionage and the theft of U.S. trade secrets and other intellectual properties. Other accolades in Mr. Rowe’s career at the Secret Service include being selected to the staff of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary (2008-2011) and being assigned to the Presidential Protective Detail (2004-2008).
Mr. Rowe started his career with the Secret Service in 1999. He previously served as a police officer in West Palm Beach, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice (1994) from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and graduated from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, (2007) receiving a Master of Science in Administration. Additionally, Mr. Rowe completed the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leaders Program in Homeland Defense and Security (2019) in Monterey, California.