James Murray, assistant director of the office of protective operations at the U.S. Secret Service, was named director of the federal law enforcement agency. The move will take effect in May. He will succeed Randolph “Tex” Alles, a retired Marine Corps major general who took the helm of the agency in April 2017, the Secret Service said in a statement released Monday.
Murray oversees the agency’s 10 divisions responsible for protective operations supporting national security and joint missions. He joined the Secret Service as a special agent in the New York field office in 1995. He's held the roles of primary liaison to Congress, resident agent in charge of the Atlantic City office and deputy assistant director of protective operations. Murray also served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and an investigator/special agent at the Department of Transportation.