Michael A. Buck,
Uniformed Division Chief
On October 20, 2023, Michael A. Buck was sworn in as the 22nd Chief of the Uniformed Division of the U.S. Secret Service. Prior to his appointment as Chief, he served in the position of Assistant Chief from 2022 through 2023.
Mr. Buck began his career with the U.S. Secret Service when he was sworn in as an officer in the Uniformed Division on September 15, 1997. Throughout his career, he rose steadily through the ranks of the force, subsequently obtaining positions of greater responsibility in each assignment.
In 2010, Mr. Buck was promoted to Captain. In this capacity, he served as the White House Zone Coordinator / Official for the 2012 Presidential Inauguration and coordinated several special projects with the National Park Service, General Services Administration, White House Usher’s office and the Secret Service Technical Security Division regarding security post improvements, construction and routine maintenance on the White House Complex. He also served as the overall Uniformed Division coordinator at the 2014 United Nations General Assembly in New York. His responsibilities included being responsible for the perimeter protection plans, scheduling, logistics and staffing for multiple protectees and temporary sites.
Mr. Buck was promoted to the position of Inspector in November 2014 and served as the ranking Uniformed Division Official at the Rowley Training Center. There he ensured Mission In-Service training programs evolved with the Secret Service’s protective mission to counter emerging and potential threats. Mr. Buck also coordinated and actively participated in the Less-Lethal Pilot Program. He later served as the ranking official during overnight hours at the White House Branch and provided city-wide operational oversight and Incident Command.
Mr. Buck served as the Deputy Chief of the Foreign Missions Branch from 2020 through 2022 where he sustained and promoted excellent working relationships with the State Department, Metropolitan Police Department, and other local law enforcement and first responder partners. Prior to serving in that capacity, he also served as Deputy Chief over Management and Organization at the Secret Service Rowley Training Center.
Throughout his career of 26 years with the U.S. Secret Service, Chief Buck has been repeatedly recognized for outstanding performance and has received Director’s awards for Life Saving and Merit. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland, University College. He is a graduate of the 264th Session of the FBI National Academy.