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New Secret Service Pick 'Career Member' of Agency

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This image provided by the U.S. Secret Services shows James Murray in a June 2018. (USS via AP)

Monday, 08 April 2019 06:26 PM

President Donald Trump on Monday tapped a "career member" of the Secret Service to lead the agency after current director Randolph "Tex" Alles was booted amid a shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security.

James Murray was elevated from his current position in the Secret Service as assistant director of the office of protective operations, where he served as the special agent in charge of the agency's Washington field office, CNN reported.

He will step into his new role next month. Alles will be out in May, CNN reported.

In a statement announcing the shift, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described Murray, a New Jersey native, as "a career member" of the Secret Service.

A brief bio provided by the Secret Service noted Murray went to the University of Scranton and Seton Hall University before starting a career as an Army Reserve officer and a special agent in the Department of Transportation.

Meanwhile, CNN reported that in an email to Secret Service employees obtained by the news outlet, Alles — a retired Marine general who previously worked as a Customs and Border Protection official before heading the agency responsible for the security of the president and his family — praised his successor as "a consummate professional" and he had confidence in him. In the email, he described Murray as the agency's assistant director of the office of protective operations. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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After current director Randolph "Tex" Alles was booted amid a shakeup at the Department of Homeland Security, President Donald Trump on Monday tapped a "career member" of the Secret Service to lead the agency.
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