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Assistant Chief- Justice Dept. Antitrust Division

Department of Justice Seal

ASSISTANT CHIEF (GS-905-15)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
ANTITRUST DIVISION
LITIGATION I SECTION


About the Office: The U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, is seeking a highly qualified attorney to serve in a two-year term position as Assistant Chief of its Litigation I Section. This term may be extended beyond its initial two years. The Litigation I Section (“Lit I”) investigates and prosecutes civil violations of the antitrust laws in a broad range of industries, including health care insurance, health care providers, dairy, beer, pulp and paper, and cosmetics.

Major Duties: As Assistant Chief of the Litigation I Section, the incumbent’s major duties and responsibilities include: supervising a staff of attorneys, paralegals, and support; overseeing the development of complex litigation and prosecution; and maintaining personal contacts to establish and maintain lines of responsibility, coordination, and support with officials and employees of the Division.

Qualifications:

1) Applicants must posses a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any U.S. jurisdiction), have at least four years of post-J.D. experience, and be a U.S. citizen;
2) Significant experience in the investigation and pursuit of federal antitrust issues;
3) Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience;
4) Experience in overseeing the development and prosecution of antitrust cases and reviewing the work product of attorneys;
5) Familiarity with federal regulatory and investigative agencies;
6) Ability to help formulate and implement Antitrust Division policies on all matters pertaining to assigned areas.

Salary Information: Candidates are being solicited at the GS-15 level, ranging in pay from $123,758 – $155,500 per annum, depending on current salary and experience.

Location: Washington, DC

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Deadline and Submission Process: Applications must be received no later than December 3, 2010. For consideration, please list the source of the advertisement to which you are applying, and submit a cover letter (highlighting relevant experience) and a resume (e-mail preferred) to:

atr.personnel@usdoj.gov
Attention: Karen Jung
Department of Justice/Antitrust Division
450 Fifth Street, NW
Room 3104
Washington, D.C. 20530

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Karen Jung
Phone: (202) 514-8885
atr.personnel@usdoj.gov

Internet Sites: Additional information on the Antitrust Division is located on the Internet at http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/. This and selected other legal position announcements can be found at www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. Citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. Citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference must include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and other supporting documentation) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of nonservice-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

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The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

Assistant U.S. Attorney

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ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Middle District of Pennsylvania
10-MDPA-09
November 26, 2010


About the Office: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania embraces 33 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, making it geographically the largest district in the state. The district, which runs from the New York border on the north, to the Maryland border on the south, encompasses approximately 21,907 square miles, or roughly 47% of the land mass of Pennsylvania, and houses over 3,000,000 people. While much of the district is rural in character, it contains the following major metropolitan centers: Harrisburg, the state capital, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, York, Lebanon, and State College. The headquarters office is in Scranton, and there are two branch offices, one in Williamsport, and the other in Harrisburg. Within this large, and diverse, judicial district, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania represents the Department of Justice and other federal agencies in all litigation, civil and criminal, conducted within the District in which the United States, or a federal agency, is a party.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is seeking applications from experienced attorneys for an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position. This particular vacancy is a TERM position, not to exceed one year, and will specialize in a variety of complex criminal and civil litigation including, but not limited to, federal grand jury practice, federal criminal pre-trial litigation, trials, post-sentencing proceedings and appeals, bankruptcy, Affirmative Civil Enforcement, mortgage foreclosures, prisoner litigation, torts and employment discrimination, etc. AUSAs have the opportunity to represent the interests of the United States in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Moreover, in performing this important public service, Assistant U.S. Attorneys exercise responsibility that is unparalleled in any other job that a litigator might undertake.

Qualifications: Preferred experience would include at least three years experience in litigation, including trial and courtroom experience. The applicant must work well with client agencies, possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), possess superior oral and written communication skills, as well as strong character and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated the capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment.

Travel: Travel throughout the district may be necessary, extending throughout the state of Pennsylvania less frequently. Training opportunities are provided at the National Advocacy Center, in Columbia, South Carolina; travel there and other sites throughout the nation may be required.

Salary Information: Assistant United States Attorneys’ pay is administratively determined based, in part, on the number years of professional attorney experience. The current recruiting range of basic pay for a line AUSA is $44,581.00 to $117,994.00 ( plus locality pay where authorized).

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Application Process and Deadline Date: Please mail your resume to:

Ms. Gail Dvornicky
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 309
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18501-0309

No telephone calls please. Applications for this announcement will be accepted until December 6, 2010. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on December 6, 2010.

Internet Sites: This and other attorney vacancy announcements can be found at: http://www.usdoj.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

Department Policies: Assistant United States Attorneys generally must reside in the district to which he or she is appointed. See 28 U.S.C. § 545 for district-specific information.

All initial attorney appointments to the Department of Justice are made on a time-limited (temporary) basis. Temporary appointments may, or may not, be extended or made permanent without further competition.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

It is the policy of the Department to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected for employment will be required to pass a drug test which screens for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the completion and satisfactory adjudication of a background investigation. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for employment with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the United States Attorneys’ Offices. Unless otherwise indicated in a particular job advertisement, non-U.S. citizens may apply for employment with other organizations, but should be advised that appointments of non-U.S. citizens are extremely rare; such appointments would be possible only if necessary to accomplish the Department’s mission and would be subject to strict security requirements. Applicants who hold dual citizenship in the U.S. and another country will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions. Although the “point” system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf for a copy of the SF 15, which lists the types of 10 point preferences and the required supporting documents). Applicants should note that the SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non service-connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

Trial Attorney for U.S. Trustees

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES TRUSTEES
WASHINGTON, DC
TRIAL ATTORNEY, GS-905-15
Announcement Number: 10-49-14002


The Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as a Trial Attorney for the Office of the General Counsel. The EOUST oversees the work of the United States Trustee Program (USTP) by providing leadership, central policy and management direction, and administrative services to 95 field offices.

About the Office: The USTP promotes the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws, providing oversight of private trustees, and maintaining operational excellence. The USTP carries out administrative, regulatory, and litigation responsibilities under titles 11 and 28 of the United States Code, and engages in significant enforcement efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The incumbent will be responsible for providing advice to EOUST’s employee relations staff and the General Counsel’s Office on matters relating to performance, disciplinary and adverse actions, claims of reprisal, and the Department’s Agency Grievance Procedure; will work with and provide advice and guidance to managers and employee relations staff on drafting notices of disciplinary and adverse actions and responses to employee grievances; will provide support to the Department in petitions before the Courts of Appeals; will provide legal advice on personnel staff issues when requested; will represent the Department before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); will serve as an instructor for the Program’s management training programs.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must have at least three years of post-J.D. legal experience, at the Federal level.

Preferred Qualifications:

Exceptional research, writing and oral communication skills.
Experience handling cases before the MSPB and EEOC.
Experience in 1) representing parties before a quasi-judicial administrative third-party; 2) advising managers on labor and/or employee relations matters; 3) drafting and/or reviewing notices of disciplinary and adverse actions; and 4) public speaking/training.

Travel: A minimal amount of travel is required for this position.

Salary Information: This position is being filled at the GS-15 level ($123,758.00 – $155,500.00 per annum).

Location: Washington, DC.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants must submit a resume or an OF 612 (Optional Application for Federal Employment), a law school transcript and a cover letter highlighting skills and qualifications via email to: eoust.hrd@usdoj.gov or mail to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
Human Resources Division
20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 8212
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: Velicia M. Jacobs
Ref: Vac. # 10-49-14002

A current SF-171 (Application for Federal Employment) will still be accepted as well. The OF-612 may be obtained on OPM’s web site, www.usajobs.opm.gov as well as additional information regarding the announcement or by calling the local OPM Employment office or OPM’s automated telephone system at (703) 724-1850 or by TDD at (478) 744-2299. No phone calls please. Applications must be postmarked by the closing date of 12/07/10. Current/former Federal employees must submit a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months and the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. Applicants must also submit two recent writing samples related to the handling of employment matters. THOSE WHO APPLIED UNDER VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 10-46-14001 NEED NOT REAPPLY.

Internet Sites: http://www.justice.gov/ust/

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

It is the policy of the U.S. Department of Justice to achieve a drug-free workplace and persons selected will be required to pass a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to final appointment. Employment is also contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background investigation adjudicated by the Department of Justice.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans’ preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans’ preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

This and selected other legal position announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.justice.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

Attorney For U.S. Trustee Program

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR UNITED STATES TRUSTEES
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT
Announcement Number: 10-49-14001


The Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (EOUST) is seeking an experienced attorney from within the U.S. Trustee Program (USTP) to serve as the Assistant Director for the Office of Criminal Enforcement. The EOUST oversees the work of the USTP by providing leadership, central policy and management direction, and administrative services to 95 field offices.

About the Office: The USTP promotes the integrity and efficiency of the bankruptcy system by enforcing bankruptcy laws, providing oversight of private trustees, and maintaining operational excellence. The USTP carries out administrative, regulatory, and litigation responsibilities under titles 11 and 28 of the United States Code, and engages in significant civil and criminal enforcement efforts to combat fraud and abuse in the bankruptcy system.

Responsibilities and Opportunity Offered: The USTP employee who fills this position will be the senior manager responsible for providing leadership in the planning, development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a national program to effectively detect and refer for investigation and prosecution criminal conduct within the bankruptcy system.

Duties will include the design and implementation of a criminal enforcement strategic plan; coordination with and assistance to United States Attorneys offices, other Department of Justice components (including the FBI), and federal and state law enforcement agencies (e.g., Postal Inspectors, Secret Service, Inspectors General, and State Attorneys General) in the referral and prosecution of criminal cases; and the training of USTP staff, private trustees, enforcement partners, and others with an interest in the USTPs work in the criminal area The Assistant Director is responsible for the development of reporting and accountability systems for and the supervision of staff assigned to the Office, including those in headquarters and field office locations.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Juris Doctorate degree and be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction). Applicants must have at least ten years of post-J.D. legal experience at the Federal level.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with white collar crime prosecution is highly preferred.  Exceptional management experience; superior written and oral communication skills; good judgment; demonstrated capacity to function, with minimal guidance, in a highly demanding environment; and familiarity with bankruptcy law, complex business and financial matters, and investigative procedures and practices are preferred.

Travel: The work of the Assistant Director will require extensive travel to headquarters as well as USTP offices and Federal courts around the country.

Salary Information: Current salary and years of experience will determine the appropriate salary level. The possible salary range is GS-15 ($123,758 – $155,500 per annum). Promotion potential: GS-15.

Location: The successful candidate will be based in his/her home office, although extensive travel is required.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Submission Process and Deadline Date: Applicants must submit a resume (or an OF-612, Optional Application for Federal Employment), a performance appraisal issued within the last 12 months, the latest SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), two recent writing samples relating to the handling of criminal matters, and a cover letter highlighting skills and qualifications via email to: eoust.hrd@usdoj.gov or via mail to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees
Human Resources Division
20 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 8212
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: Velicia M. Jacobs
Ref: 10-49-14001

The application package must be received by the closing date of the announcement, which is 12/20/2010.

No telephone calls please.

Internet Site: This and selected other legal position announcements can be found on the Internet at: http://www.justice.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html.

Department Policies: The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

There is no formal rating system for applying veterans preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, the Department of Justice considers veterans preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans preference are encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (e.g., the DD 214 or other substantiating documents) to their submissions.

The Department of Justice cannot control further dissemination and/or posting of information contained in this vacancy announcement. Such posting and/or dissemination is not an endorsement by the Department of the organization or group disseminating and/or posting the information.

Mary F. Rook Named Head of FBI’s Anchorage Office

Mary Rook/fbi photo By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Mary F. Rook, the chief in the FBI’s Training Division’s Law Enforcement Programs Section, will head the Anchorage Division, the agency announced Wednesday.

Rook began her FBI career in the laboratory as a serology technician in 1984. She became a special agent two years later and was assigned to the Milwaukee Division.

In 1990, she transferred to the Los Angeles Division where she investigated Mexican drug trafficking organizations.

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Senate Judiciary Gives Nod to Leonhart for DEA and Hylton for U.S. Marshal

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Michele Leonhart/dea photo

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday gave the nod to Michele Leonhart to head the DEA and Stacia Hylton to head up the U.S. Marshals Service. The approval came by way of a voice vote on both presidential nominees.

The nominations now go before the full Senate for a final vote.

For Leonhart, who has been acting head of the DEA since 2007, the nod by the Judiciary brought her one step closer to getting the permanent post.

Some current and former DEA agents have complained that the Obama administration has been slow to push the confirmation through.

Thomas Harrigan Rumored to be Front Runner for #2 Spot at DEA

Thomas Harrigan/dea photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON —   The rumor mill has  Thomas M. Harrigan, chief of DEA operations, as the  front runner for the number two spot in the agency, according to people familiar with the situation.

The number two spot was held by Michele Leonhart, who has been acting head of the agency, and has been nominated for the permanent spot by President Obama.  On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave  her nomination the nod. She must still be confirmed by the full Senate.

The DEA declined comment on Wednesday on the number two spot in the agency.

In the past several months, other names that have surfaced for the number two spot include Anthony Placido, chief of intelligence, and John P. Gilbride, head of the N.Y. DEA.  However,  Placido has now opted to retire.

John Gilbride

Harrigan, who joined the DEA in 1987, heads up all domestic and foreign offices as well the Special Operations Division, the Aviation Division, and the Office of Diversion Control. He was appointed to the post in 2008.

Gilbride was appointed head of the N.Y. DEA in 2005. Prior to that, he headed up the Detroit office.

Retired Secret Service Agent John Joseph Lardner Who Protected the Kennedys Dead at Age 80; Always Kept Mum About Detail

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Retired Secret Service agent John Joseph Lardner rode behind President John F. Kennedy on Pennsylvania Avenue during his inauguration in 1961 and later went on to head up the agency’s Rhode Island office, the Boston Globe reported.

He died of a heart attack in Easton, Mass. on Nov. 19 at age 80.

The paper reported that Lardner told his family he was proud to be the kid from Lowell who grew up to guard the president.

But he was mum about most everything else about the Kennedy years, the Globe reported.

“There’s a reason we’re called the Secret Service,” Lardner often told his nephew, Michael Walsh of Bedford, N.H., according to the Globe.

Lardner, a US Marine Corps captain, was a Secret Service agent from 1959 until his retirement in 1983 as special agent in charge of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass.

“My dad lived his life by the Marine Corps code,” God, corps, and country, his oldest daughter, Kristin M. Brown of East Sandwich, Mass., told the Globe. “It was just the way his life was.”

The Globe reported that Lardner never talked about his assignment on the day Kennedy was shot or whether he was even in Dallas.

“He would never tell,” his daughter said.

“He had strong opinions about the assassination, but it was very difficult for him to talk about,” she told the Globe. “He was never a man at a loss for words, but it was the one subject you just couldn’t approach him about.”

After the assassination, he protected Jacqueline Kennedy and her children. His family told the Globe they believe Jackie Kennedy personally requested him.

The Globe reported that Lardner was a life-long Republican and supported state candidates including Senator Scott Brown.

“The only time I saw him cry in the 33 years I knew him was the day President Reagan died,” his daughter told the Globe. “He adored him.”