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|24th Director of the United States Secret Service|
October 1, 2014 – March 4, 2017
William J. Callahan
|Preceded by||Julia Pierson|
|Succeeded by||Randolph Alles|
|Born||1955 (age 65–66)|
Elwood, Indiana, U.S.
Joseph "Joe" P. Clancy (born 1955) is an American law enforcement official. He was the 24th Director of the United States Secret Service. Clancy previously served as head of the agency's presidential protection division until 2011, when he retired and became director of corporate security for Comcast.
Early life and education[edit | edit source]
Clancy grew up in the Philadelphia area. He graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania, then attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he excelled on West Point's football team. Clancy transferred to Villanova University and graduated in the late 1970s.
Career[edit | edit source]
After graduating from Villanova, Clancy worked as a history teacher for four years at the former Bishop Kenrick High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania, and then for a year at Father Judge High School in Philadelphia.
Clancy joined the United States Secret Service in Philadelphia in the 1980s. Subsequently, he worked in the New York field office, directing a team of agents that conducted major investigations. He was in charge of security at national special events before joining the president's protective detail.
During his work on the presidential protection details he was able to achieve a close bond with President Barack Obama, and was well regarded by the Obama administration. Clancy was part of the Secret Service protective detail that jogged with President Bill Clinton in the early days of his presidency.
On February 14, 2017, Clancy announced his retirement, effective March 4, 2017.
References[edit | edit source]
- Johnson, M. Alex (October 1, 2014). "New Secret Service Head Joe Clancy Personally Led Obama Security". https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-secret-service-head-joe-clancy-personally-led-obama-security-n216191. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
- Rappeport, Alan (October 1, 2014). "Retired Veteran of President's Detail Will Temporarily Lead Secret Service". https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/us/retired-veteran-of-presidents-detail-will-temporarily-lead-secret-service.html. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- "Archives - Philly.com". http://articles.philly.com/2015-09-16/news/66572959_1_clancy-pope-francis-security-plan. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Garrett, Major (October 1, 2014). "Meet the acting Secret Service chief". CBS News. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/meet-the-acting-secret-service-chief/. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
- "Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Appointment of Joseph Clancy as Director of the U.S. Secret Service". United States Department of Homeland Security. February 18, 2015. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2015/02/18/statement-secretary-jeh-c-johnson-appointment-joseph-clancy-director-us-secret. Retrieved February 21, 2015.
- Leonnig, Carol D. (February 14, 2017). "Secret Service director to step down, giving Trump chance to select his own security chief". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/14/secret-service-director-to-step-down-giving-trump-chance-to-select-his-own-security-chief/.