BA 1976, Political Science
Special Agent in Charge, Vice Presidential Protective Division
United States Secret Service
A 29-year veteran of the Secret Service, Dale Pupillo was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Protective Division in August 2008.
Pupillo’s career with the Secret Service began in July 1982 in the Washington Field Office. In 1986, Pupillo transferred to the Vice Presidential Protective Division where he served for five years. Following this assignment, he joined the New York Field Office for two years and then the Detroit Field Office for seven years.
While in Detroit, Pupillo entered the agency’s supervisory ranks as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge. In 2000, he was selected as the Resident Agent in Charge of the Saginaw Resident Office, where he oversaw Secret Service investigations and protective assignments throughout northern Michigan.
Returning to Washington, Pupillo served as a supervisor with the Vice Presidential Protective Division and the Criminal Investigative Division, and as Special Agent in Charge of the Inspection Division. In 2007, Pupillo was named Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Inspection, the agency’s internal affairs office.
Pupillo was selected for the Senior Executive Service and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Prior to his career with the Secret Service, Pupillo served from 1976 to 1981 in active military service in the U.S. Navy, including one assignment at the Pentagon.
A native of Gary, Indiana, Dale and his wife Marti, have two grown children.