U.S. Secret Service Names A.T. Smith as New Deputy Director
U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan announced last week the appointment of A.T. Smith as Deputy Director, effective next month.
“A.T. has a well-deserved reputation as a focused and consummate professional,” Sullivan said. “From his supervisory assignments, he has demonstrated not only the ability, but also the values, spirit and character to effectively lead. He is well respected within the Secret Service, as well as by all our external partners.”
Smith currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Office of Investigations, where he oversees multiple investigative divisions and develops Secret Service criminal investigations policy for counterfeit currency, financial and electronic crimes.
Smith began his career with the Secret Service in 1986 in the Miami Field Office where he served as a special agent. During his 25-year tenure with the Secret Service, he has held numerous positions, including Assistant Director – Investigations, Assistant Director – Human Resources and Training, Deputy Assistant Director – Office of Investigations, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office, Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service Training Academy, Executive Assistant to the Director and Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division.
Throughout his career, Smith also received several citations of merit and public service and law enforcement awards, such as the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service and the Secretary’s Silver Medal by the Department of Homeland Security, and served as a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board.
Smith earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina, as well as a Master of Science in Management from the School of Business at Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama.