Former Sergeant at Arms (36th)
United States House of Representatives
Bill Livingood is an accomplished Senior Federal Law Enforcement Executive. His expertise is in all aspects of management, planning, leadership, operations, security, and emergency preparedness gained through 17 years as the U.S. Congress House of Representatives` as Sergeant-at-Arms and 33 years in the United States Secret Service. Many of his key positions included: Presidential, Foreign Dignitary, and Candidate Protection; Criminal Investigation; Headquarters and Field Office management; Senior Agent in Office Inspection; and Senior Advisor to several Secret Service Directors.
As the 36th Sergeant at Arms, United States House of Representatives and third longest serving Sergeant at Arms in our national history appointed by both Republican and Democratic Administration, his responsibilities included:
- Chief Law Enforcement and Protocol Officer Roles
- Liaison Leadership with more than 30 National Security Organizations, International Organizations, and Private Industry.
- Operational Security, Manpower Planning, Training, and Management Performance Measurement Standards.
- Criminal Investigation, Protective Services, and Emergency Preparedness
Skilled at building effective working alliances at all levels of Federal, State, and Local Government, as well as private industry, Livingood achieves timely, cost effective goals. He has briefed Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of Government on Emergency Preparedness, Organizational Techniques, Vulnerability Analysis, Information Systems Security, and Individual Protective Measures.
Some key accomplishments as Sergeant-At-Arms included: development of extensive contacts at all levels of government in the U.S. and abroad (particularly Europe, Asia, and Middle East), invaluable in coordinating Congressional delegations travel; directing security and logistics for Congressional delegations travel worldwide; coordinating intelligence analysis and protective operations with U.S. military and multi-national coalition forces on House Congressional visits to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan; briefing security officials of international legislative bodies regarding best practices; and planning in leading Capitol Police and U.S. Federal agency response and mitigation assistance during the anthrax and ricin attacks against the Capitol, and the 9-11 crisis.
Mr. Livingood served in the United State Navy from 1954- 1957.
Currently, Mr. Livingood is a partner and co-founder of Livingood Advisors (LGA), a security company specializing in conducting risk assessment and risk management, and providing security consultant services to senior managers. LGA also provides strategic advice to companies on security and business development. He also serves on the Board of Directors of TSG (IT company) and several other private sector companies and is on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Mr. Livingood received the Distinguished Alumni Award (2010) from Michigan State University, and is the recipient of numerous awards. He holds an active TS Security Clearance.