Feb. 15, 2017: U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy announced yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, that he plans to retire, for a second time, in March, 2017. Clancy came out of retirement in late 2014 to run the Secret Service amid a series of embarrassing scandals and security missteps. Former President Obama appointed Clancy as the agency’s Acting Director in late 2014, and Obama made the post permanent for Clancy in early 2015. In a note to the agency, Clancy said it was time to leave the agency again for "personal reasons." "My love for this agency has only complicated the decision further, but for personal reasons it is time," Clancy wrote. "I can assure you better days are ahead for this agency with new leadership at the director's position." The Secret Service is a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.