ROBERT JAMES FINAN II
U.S. MARSHALS SURVIVORS BENEFIT FUND
Following graduation from Georgetown University, Mr. Finan spent forty years as a career law enforcement officer retiring as Associate Director of the U.S. Marshals Service. As Chief of Operations, he directed headquarters divisions and field offices conducting fugitive apprehensions, sex offender investigations, court and judicial security, witness protection, prisoner detention and transportation, technical operations, protective intelligence, and multi-agency task force operations.
After completing active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, including a combat tour in Vietnam with the 173d Airborne Brigade and later as a unit commander, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), his Federal law enforcement career began with an appointment as a U.S. Secret Service special agent eventually assigned to eight offices/divisions over twenty-one years, retiring as a Supervisory Special Agent. He was then appointed Assistant Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Headquarters, Washington, DC, during the restructuring ordered by the Secretary of Navy.
During assignments in these three Federal law enforcement agencies, he held numerous supervisory and executive positions, directing operations, supervising large work forces, and executing multi-million dollar budgets. His experience focused on criminal investigations, protection details, protective intelligence, and security for facilities and national events.
In the Secret Service, Mr. Finan served on and supervised protection details for numerous high ranking U.S. officials and foreign dignitaries. He conducted criminal investigations in the New York and Washington field offices and the Organized Crime Strike Force. He held staff positions at headquarters and served as a Legislative Fellow in the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Finan is experienced in program management, strategic planning, training, and policy formulation. He designed, staffed, and managed several specialized programs and supervised units ranging from small, highly trained special teams to larger elements at the division and directorate levels.
Mr. Finan serves on several corporate and advisory boards. He consults for national organizations and law enforcement agencies. He also devotes volunteer time to several social, civic, and fraternal organizations.