Former Director of the United States Secret Service Supports Serket Racing Mission

April 16th, 2013

Wellington, FL April 16th, 2013 - SERKET Racing (www.serketracing.com), a new force in the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama, recently announced that former Director of the United States Secret Service, Brian L. Stafford, expressed his support of the team and it’s mission in a statement released earlier this week.

Director of the United States Secret Service (ret) Brian L. Stafford

Director of the United States Secret Service (ret) Brian L. Stafford

 

Please see below for the full statement:

“As an Army veteran, I want to thank you for recognizing our country’s returning vets through your team at SERKET Racing. Your dedication and financial support to these quiet warriors contributes greatly to life-changing forces for veterans and their families. All the best to Serket Racing and your patriotic endeavors.”

Sincerely,Brian L. Stafford
Director United States Secret Service (ret)

Brian L. Stafford was appointed as the 20th Director of the United States Secret Service on March 4 1999, continuing the tradition of the agency’s lead executive being drawn from the ranks of its career agents. This unique tradition is part of the Secret Service’s proud history, which dates back to 1865.

Director Stafford began his career with the Secret Service in 1971 as a special agent and served in a variety of assignments reflecting the Service’s diverse interests and responsibilities. Mr. Stafford safeguarded Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton, and served as Director under both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. He is also credited with supervising several National Special Security Events including the Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention, Super Bowl XXXVI and the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Prior to joining the Secret Service, Mr. Stafford served in the United States Army and completed a tour of duty in Vietnam where he earned the Bronze Star. As a highly decorated war veteran, he was also awarded the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. In 2001, Director Stafford was the recipient of the Most Distinguished American Award from the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation and in 2003 he was presented the Distinguished Patriot Award by the Sons of the Revolution.