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Secret Service Welcomes Veteran Special Agent Ronald Rowe as Deputy Director

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Washington, D.C. - Ronald L. Rowe Jr. has been named Deputy Director of the U.S. Secret Service. His tenure will begin in the coming months, marking the latest step in a career with the agency that began in 1999. Rowe replaces outgoing Deputy Director Faron Paramore, who will retire after dedicating more than three decades of service to the agency and its protectees.

“Ron and I worked side by side for years. His extensive resume with the agency gives him a breadth of knowledge. I have come to trust and rely upon his decision-making abilities and good counsel,” said Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle. “I also wish departing Deputy Director Faron Paramore the best as he moves to the next chapter of his life.”

Rowe currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs for the Secret Service. This senior executive position liaises with federal, state and local partners to support the protective and investigative missions of the Secret Service and works with members of Congress to communicate the agency’s needs and priorities. 

Rowe previously worked as the Chief of Staff for Director James M. Murray and as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Operations, where he and Director Cheatle worked together to oversee all protective operations for the president and vice president.

“Director Cheatle and I have worked in collaboration to achieve our no-fail protective mission. Together, we managed critical incidents and National Special Security Events, planned complex protective operations and oversaw research to develop and deploy technologies that reduce risks to our protectees, protected facilities and protected events. I am eager to join forces again and support her vision for the Secret Service. I look forward to all we will accomplish,” Rowe said.

Rowe served as the National Special Security Events Coordinator for a major Secret Service security operation in 2016. In this role, he managed the operations of a combined force of more than 7,000 local, state and federal law-enforcement officers.

While detailed to the White House in 2011 as a Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Rowe worked with the National Security Council to mitigate and curtail state-sponsored economic espionage and the theft of trade secrets. Rowe was assigned to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in 2013 and managed a portfolio that focused on countering illicit finance and analyzing cyber-enabled national security threats to the United States.

Rowe was selected for assignment to the Presidential Protective Detail in 2004. He was also deployed to New York City as part of the Secret Service’s response team after the 9/11 terror attacks. He protected Pope Benedict XVI during his 2008 visit to Washington, D.C.

Rowe is a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. and received an undergraduate degree in criminology and criminal justice. He received a master’s degree in public administration from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. He also completed the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leaders Program in Homeland Defense and Security and the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University in Washington, D.C.