CHSS Distinguished Alumni - Criminology, Law and Society

Max Milien, Jr.

BS Law Enforcement '90

Max Milien, Jr., has been a special agent with the United States Secret Service for 29 years. Milien began his career assigned to the Washington, D.C., field office and has served in numerous assignments during his career including the Presidential Protective Division serving President William J. Clinton and President George W. Bush, Secret Service Counter Assault Team, and the Richmond field office. In 2007, he was promoted to the supervisory ranks and served as assistant to the special agent in charge, Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division, where he assessed and managed potential threats to agency protectees and disseminated to protective and investigative agency directorates classified and sensitive information regarding potential threats to the agency’s protective mission.

Milien has served in a variety of supervisory roles within the agency including assistant to the special agent in charge, Newark, New Jersey Field Office and assistant special agent in charge, Office of Government and Public Affairs, where he served as an agency spokesperson on both investigative and protective related media inquiries.   

Milien is currently the special agent in charge of the Vice-Presidential Protective Division within the U.S. Secret Service. As the special agent in charge his responsibilities include emergency operations for the Vice President’s residence complex as well as the command, control, and communications for all U.S. Secret Service protective divisions and military entities supporting the Office of the Vice President. As the senior executive, he ensures the daily protection and physical security of the Vice President, family members, Secretary of Treasury, and Secretary of Homeland Security both domestically and abroad. He has had the honor of serving under Vice Presidents Joseph R. Biden, Michael R. Pence and the first woman Vice President, Kamala Harris.  
Milien began his law enforcement career in 1990 as a patrol officer with the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia. He is a native of Hampton, Virginia, and received his bachelor of science degree in law enforcement in 1990 from George Mason.  Milien is also a graduate of the American University’s key executive leadership program. Mr. Milien's son, Max Milien III, graduated from Mason in 2023 and his second son, Myles, is currently a senior at Mason and a member of the George Mason University club lacrosse team.