In 2008, Mr. Murphy joined Alutiiq International and was detailed to the US Department of State, Office of Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) where he presently serves as a Training Delivery Officer. He oversees all ATA training involving Protection of National Leadership (PNL). This includes basic/standard PNL training as well as advanced PNL training including PNL Tactical Support Teams, PNL Designated Defensive Marksman, and PNL Site Advances.
In 2004, John Murphy retired from the US Department of State, Diplomatic security Service and became the Director of Security for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) and was responsible for all aspects of security for the Washington Redskins franchise. This included FedEx Field, which at the time, was the largest stadium in the NFL. He managed security for the privately owned training facility and all Washington Redskins retail sales outlets and oversaw security issues pertaining to players, coaches, owners and staff. Additionally, he oversaw security responsibilities for other business ventures belonging to the Owner of the Redskins to include REDZONE Capital Management and Dick Clark Productions where he oversaw security for the 2007, American Music Awards. In 2000, John Murphy was selected to be the Special Agent in Charge of Secretary of State Colin L. Powell’s protective detail and was responsible for the day-to-day management of the protective details for Secretary and Mrs. Powell and Michael Powell, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. As the Special Agent in Charge, Mr. Murphy had extensive interaction with senior State Department, White House, Cabinet and other federal and Congressional officials, and numerous senior officials throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to keeping the Secretary and his family safe, he supervised all administrative, logistical, and operational aspects of the three protective details, including managing the ten million dollar budget and the movement of equipment and personnel wherever they traveled in the United States and around the world. In 1997, Mr. Murphy became the Director of the Protective Intelligence Office and managed the comprehensive security support program designed to counter the terrorist threat against worldwide Department of State facilities and personnel. The office provided protective intelligence operational support for the Secretary of State and high threat foreign dignitaries below the rank of head of state visiting the United States. He administered the U.S. Government’s Rewards for Justice Program which has paid out millions since 1986, and oversaw Diplomatic Security agents assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces located throughout the United States. In 1996, Mr. Murphy became the Executive Assistant and senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Diplomatic Security Service. He managed the day-to-day activity of the Assistant Secretary, scheduling appointments, coordinating all office activity, working on policy issues, and managing the movement of correspondence and oversight of special projects for the Assistant Secretary. Mr. Murphy was posted abroad from 1990 to 1996. During this period, he served as the Regional Security Officer (RSO) Brasilia (93-96), where he managed all aspects of security for one of the ten largest missions in the Foreign Service. As the RSO Lisbon (90-93), he oversaw the comprehensive security programs for all US diplomatic facilities and personnel in Portugal and the African nation of Cape Verde. As an RSO, he designed and implemented numerous physical security upgrades; oversaw all technical, procedural, and security awareness programs; and was responsible for the safety and well being of the US Ambassadors, all direct hire Americans and their families, and hundreds of local hire employees working at USG facilities throughout Brazil, Portugal and Cape Verde. He managed multi-million dollar local guard and residential security programs and coordinated visits of the First Lady, Vice Presidents, Secretaries of Defense and State, the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and numerous other Cabinet Officers and Congressional Delegations. In 1986, Mr. Murphy became the supervisor of the Special Investigations office and was responsible for the Department-wide investigations involving employee misconduct and suitability-related activity, unauthorized disclosure and compromise of sensitive information, and the coordination of non-Department of State overseas investigative liaison. He worked closely with the Director General of the Foreign Service in documenting cases of wrong doing and determining appropriate action, to include separation for cause and lesser actions, as well as clearing employees of accusations of alleged misconduct. In 1976, Mr Murphy became a Special Agent in the US Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service. He served in positions of increasing responsibility both in the States and abroad. In 1999, Mr. Murphy entered the Senior Foreign Service and was subsequently promoted to Ambassadorial rank.
Mr. Murphy earned his BS in Accounting from Providence College and speaks Portuguese at the professional fluency level. Mr. Murphy is married and has two adult children.