Daniel J. Sullivan, an Independent Security Consultant, is a distinguished former agent with the United States Secret Service. During his 22 year career in the USSS, he was assigned to the prestigious Presidential Protective Division, where he provided four years of personal protection under President Ronald Reagan.
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Sullivan was assigned as the Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service Major Events Division. This specialized unit within the USSS is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing security at events designated by the White House as National Special Security Events. Sullivan participated in numerous NSSE’s including the Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City, the Superbowl in New Orleans, the 2002 State of the Union Address and several Economic Forum Conferences.
Sullivan retired from the United States Secret Service in 2003 and became the Director of Law Enforcement at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He was responsible for TSA’s law enforcement effort at over 400 airports.
Sullivan is a proud former member of the United States Marine Corps, serving for four years, including over a year with 1st. Force Recon Company in Vietnam. Sullivan participated in numerous major operations including Operation Hue City during the 1968 Tet offensive. Following his service in Vietnam, he was assigned to the American Embassy, Rabat, Morocco for three years. Sullivan has received several decorations for his service, including the Purple Heart.
Due to his distinguished background in the USSS, TSA, and his multiple medals, Daniel J. Sullivan is a highly regarded Independent Security Consultant for major event security planning as well as companies and corporations involved in change. His expertise in homeland security from both a national and international standpoint are incredibly valued and we were so fortunate to have him at our event.