Jeffrey M. Harrington retired from the Senior Foreign Service on September 14, 2019, as the Associate Director, Management, Peace Corps. Prior to this assignment, he was the Program Manager, Protective Operations, Presidential Protective Division, U.S. Secret Service, serving the Obama and Trump Administrations; selected for a Department of Homeland Security, RAND Fellowship; and, Branch Chief, Performance Studies and Statistical Systems, U.S. Secret Service.
Dr. Harrington joined the Marine Corps in December 1980 and served in a variety of billets and locations over his 25-year career as an officer and staff noncommissioned officer. Dr. Harrington served two tours as a Marine Security Guard and Legal Chief at Marine Security Guard Battalion working with the U.S. Department of State. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1997, and served as the Adjutant and White House Liaison Officer for Marine Helicopter One, Quantico, Virginia, where he supported President George W. Bush. Dr. Harrington’s last assignment prior to retiring from the Marine Corps was as the principle expert for performance based instructional design and human performance improvement while assigned to the Training and Education Command.
Dr. Harrington holds a Doctorate in Education (Adult Education) from Nova Southeastern University; Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma; Masters of Arts (History) from Washington College; Masters of Arts (Psychology) from Washington College; and, Bachelor of Science (Sociology) from Excelsior University.