Assistant Director Mark S. Habersaat,
Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information
Mark S. Habersaat is a federal law enforcement professional with more than 25 years as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. In April 2021, Mr. Habersaat assumed the position of assistant director in the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information. In this position, Mr. Habersaat has direct oversight of the agency’s protective intelligence division, National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), and counter-surveillance division, and is responsible for directing and coordinating all efforts involving the collection, evaluation, analysis, and dissemination of operational intelligence and information affecting the protective mission of the Secret Service.
Previously, Mr. Habersaat served as the assistant director of the Office of Professional Responsibility, where he was responsible for directing the agency’s compliance inspection program, internal affairs investigations, mission assurance inquiries, and special investigative activities, as well as coordinating the agency’s external audit liaison and vulnerability assessment efforts.
Prior to this position, Mr. Habersaat served as a deputy assistant director in the Office of Protective Operations, where he was responsible for planning, directing and implementing protective policies, programs and operations for permanent protective details of the United States Secret Service.
Mr. Habersaat was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in July 2017. During this period of his career, he served as the special agent in charge of the Special Operations division, where he led seven specialized units to include: the Counter Assault Team, Counter Sniper Unit, Emergency Response Team, Hazardous Agent Mitigation Medical Emergency Response Team (HAMMER), Canine Program, Magnetometer Unit and the Air Security Branch. He was subsequently appointed to the SES position of deputy assistant director/Chief Integrity Officer in the Office of Integrity, where he provided leadership and guidance to the headquarters office responsible for overseeing adherence to the agency’s code of conduct.
Mr. Habersaat began his career as a special agent in 1996 as a criminal investigator in the Miami field office. He subsequently served in the Presidential Protective Division, the Office of Training, and the Boston field office. He has served in numerous leadership roles throughout his 25 year career, to include assistant to the special agent in charge, Presidential Protective Division, assistant special agent in charge, deputy special agent in charge and special agent in charge, Special Operations Division.
He is a native of Long Island, New York and received a bachelor’s of arts degree in philosophy and psychology from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.