Secret Service during FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan years!!

Secret Service during FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan years!!
Secret Service during FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan years!!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

UPDATED SAIC of PPD list

UPDATED SAIC of PPD list

The Associated Press, 7/18/98: “[Larry] Cockell is one of only 24 special agents to be in charge of the presidential protective division since it started in 1901 and is the first black to hold the job.”


1. Joseph E. Murphy (Teddy Roosevelt [1901]-Taft eras)
2. Dick Jervis (Wilson era)
3. Col. Edmund W. Starling (Wilson-FDR)
4. Michael F. Reilly (1943-1945)
5. George C. Drescher (SAIC 4/12/45-5/3/46; nephew Earl L. Drescher became the deputy chief of the Executive Protective Service in the late 1970’s)
6. James J. Rowley (1946-Sept. 1961)
7. Gerald A. Behn (Sept. 1961-Jan. 1965)
8. Rufus W. Youngblood (1965)
9. Thomas “Lem” Johns (Fall 1965)
10. Clinton J. Hill (Approx. 1966-1968)
11. Robert H. Taylor1 (LBJ & NIXON: 1968-Feb. 1973)
12. Richard E. Keiser (Feb. 1973-1978; Nixon, Ford, Carter)
13. John R. Simpson (Carter; 1978-1979)
14. Gerald S. Parr (Carter-Reagan; 1979-early 1982)
15. Robert DeProspero (Reagan, Jan. 1982-approx. April 1985) 
16. Ray Shaddick (Reagan/ Bush; 1985-1989)
17. John W. Magaw (Bush; approximately 1989-1992)
18. Rich “Skip” Miller (Bush/ Clinton; approximately 1992-1993)
19. David Carpenter (Clinton; 1994-1995)
20. Don Flynn (Clinton)
21. Lewis C. Merletti (Clinton)
22. Brian L. Stafford (Clinton)
23. Larry Cockell (Clinton)
24.Carl Truscott (Bush)
25. Eddie Marinzel (Bush)
26. Nick Trotta (Bush)
27. Don White (Bush) [photo not available]
28. Joe Clancy (Obama; 2/1/09-6/30/11)
29. Vic Erevia (Obama; 2011-2013)
30. Robert Buster (Obama; 2013-2015; assistants: Thomas Rizza, Kimberly Tello)
31. Michael White (Obama/ Trump; 2015-2017)

SAIC of PPD after Robert Buster: Michael White (mid-2015 to 2017: Obama to first 5 months of Trump)

MICHAEL WHITE-SAIC of PPD after Robert Buster: mid-2015 to 2017: Obama to first 5 months of Trump


"His 26-year U.S. Secret Service career included responsibility for all protective measures for the U.S. President, First Lady, First Family, and White House Complex as well as service on the elite Presidential Protective Division (PPD) for the last five U.S. Presidents (Trump, Obama, Bush 43, Clinton and Bush 41)...Mike was first selected to join President Clinton’s protective detail in 1998. He was promoted to a key supervisory position in 2003. While serving on the presidential detail, Mike was responsible for implementing numerous strategic and operational enhancements to PPD, including development of specialized covert surveillance teams to strengthen protective measures surrounding the First Family following the attacks of 9-11...In 2006, Mike was ranked the top supervisory Special Agent in the entire Secret Service and promoted to a senior member of PPD...In 2015, Mike was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of PPD."




Various SAIC photos thru the decades

SAIC ROBERT DEPROSPERO

FUTURE SAIC DAVID CARPENTER

FUTURE SAIC MICHAEL WHITE BUSH ERA

FUTURE SAIC AND DIRECTOR JOE CLANCY

SAIC CARL TRUSCOTT NEAR THE END OF THE CLINTON ERA

SAIC CARL TRUSCOTT

SAIC PPD MICHAEL WHITE 2015-2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The author (Gary Byrne, via his co-author) and the co-author of the #1 best-seller CRISIS OF CHARACTER, Grant M. Schmidt, praised my new book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE

The author (Gary Byrne, via his co-author) and the co-author of the #1 best-seller CRISIS OF CHARACTER, Grant M. Schmidt, praised my new book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_Character

GARY BYRNE

#1 HUGE RUNAWAY BEST-SELLER CRISIS OF CHARACTER- June 2016 and was a 11 week New York Times Bestseller and a 6 week #1 Bestseller

GRANT M SCHMIDT




Author of the upcoming book SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE (December 2017)

4 STAR REVIEW (WAS BRIEFLY 5 STARS WHEN IT FIRST APPEARED):
Enjoyed following the trail of well-researched evidence with the sleuth author., August 2, 2017

As the co-writer for former Secret Service Officer Gary Byrne, author of Crisis of Character, another Secret Service book, Gary and I found the Not-So Secret Service a very interesting and well researched read as we continue our own works and research. I enjoyed his tone and how he uses evidence in every instance of his points. He clearly yet neatly goes from commentary to objectivity as he breaks down the lesser known or never before publicly known mysteries of the Secret Service. His work on the Kennedy driver that died of a heart attack prior to the assassination was especially interesting and well researched. This book is also a tribute to many of the Secret Service veterans as well as education at large by keeping history alive.




Friday, June 16, 2017

I Am a Secret Service Agent: My Life Spent Protecting the President by former agent Dan Emmett

ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Am a Secret Service Agent: My Life Spent Protecting the President                               


by former agent Dan Emmett
https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Service-Agent-Protecting-President/dp/1250130301/ref=pd_rhf_eetyp_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ZYDN3EAJAA49AMKEYR8P




Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment forward, he knew he wanted to become a Secret Service agent, one of an elite group of highly trained men and women dedicated to preserving the life of the President of the United States at any cost, including sacrificing their own lives if necessary. Armed with single-minded determination and a never-quit attitude, he did just that. Selected over thousands of other highly qualified applicants to become an agent, he was eventually chosen to be one of the best of the best and provided protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush.
I Am a Secret Service Agent skillfully describes the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service with the inner workings of the White House. I Am A Secret Service Agent is a must read for young adults interested in a career in federal law enforcement.


Editorial Reviews

Review

About the Author



MY AMAZON REVIEW:
5 stars out of 5: THE definitive memoir on the Secret Service BY a tremendous former agent!, June 16, 2017

Former agent Dan Emmett has truly honored the Secret Service with the writing of this book. In my learned opinion, after studying the Secret Service for many years and reading dozens upon dozens of books related to the agency, this very fine book is the best one ever written and perhaps will never be matched. Many books on the agency are dry, clinical studies of the agency, sanitized chronicles of a perhaps too-safe perspective, or tabloid-type historical junk, high on controversy but low on true substance.

Dan Emmett has written a book for the ages. From 1865 to the present time, the Secret Service has stood guard over the nation's currency and/or its presidents. In this same period of time, only one agency-related book rises above all others: I Am A Secret Service Agent.

Well done, Agent Emmett. Thank you for your service to our country.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

MY THIRD BOOK DOING WELL!

my new (third) book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE: AGENCY TALES FROM FDR TO THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION TO THE REAGAN ERA

50 DOWN, 50 TO GO!!!!!!!!!!! I still have copies of my new (third) book THE NOT-SO-SECRET SERVICE: AGENCY TALES FROM FDR TO THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION TO THE REAGAN ERA available to be signed and sent personally to you (the book is doing well on Amazon etc. but many people prefer the personal touch of an autographed copy). If interested, please send me a personal message here or send me an e-mail at vincebethel@yahoo.com ~~~ here is the Amazon site, too: