CEREMONY | May 4, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Cascade Hills Church
727 54th Street, Columbus, GA 31904

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Robert C. Donovan is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Investigative Division in the U.S. Secret Service.  His current responsibilities include shaping and overseeing agency investigative policy, strategy, and outreach.

Mr. Donovan began his career in federal law enforcement in 2000 as a Special Agent assigned to the New York Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service.  In that assignment, he conducted numerous complex fraud and cyber investigations while assigned to the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force. Mr. Donovan’s subsequent career assignments include duty on the Presidential Protective Division; the Counter Assault Team; and, in the Office of Government and Public Affairs as a Congressional Fellow on the U.S. Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees. From 2016 through 2018, Mr. Donovan served as the Senior Advisor to the National Intelligence Officer for Cyber Issues at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Mr. Donovan is the recipient of two Intelligence Community awards, a 2017 National Counterintelligence and Security Professionals Award for Counterintelligence Analysis and a 2018 National Intelligence Council Award.  He received the U.S. Secret Service Medal of Valor for actions in saving lives and heroism at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

A native of East Point, Georgia, Mr. Donovan received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Georgia College & State University on June 13, 1998.  He holds a Master of Science degree from Sam Houston State University.

Mr. Donovan resides in northern Virginia with his wife, Erica. They have one son, James II.