Investigation & Executive Protection Services


Escorting Former Iranian President Khatami through the campus of University of Virginia.

Criminal Investigations

A seasoned domestic criminal investigator, Mr. Stocky has conducted over 200 criminal investigations involving passport, visa, and identity fraud.  Mr. Stocky’s investigative assignments include the Washington Field Office, where he served three tours, the third tour as a Unit Supervisor leading 14 Special Agents, and supervising undercover operations and maintaining undercover funds for the entire office. Mr. Stocky served on the U.S. Secret Service Alien Fraud Task Force in Washington, D.C., a task force comprised of seven other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.  The task force investigated international criminal activity focusing on alien criminal activity conducted in the U.S.  During this tour he conducted passport and visa fraud investigations that uncovered drug dealing operations, mortgage fraud, credit card fraud, and bank fraud cases that were successfully prosecuted.  While serving in Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Stocky assisted the Trinidadian Police Service with investigating the murder of a U.S. Citizen.

Protection Operations

Mr. Stocky participated in over one hundred protection details across the United States and overseas during his career with the DSS.  Mr. Stocky’s protection experience began with working a high threat visit by Secretary of State George Schultz to war torn El Salvador and concluded as Special Agent in Charge of the largest protection detail DSS ever undertook, the protection of former President of Iran Khatami during his 2008 two week visit to the United States. This dignitary’s visit was highly controversial and extensive federal, state and local law enforcement personnel to include aviation support, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, and K-9 support was required and coordinated by Mr. Stocky.  Diplomatic Security utilized over 100 Special Agents in addition to over 100 support law enforcement personnel during this visit.  Other notable protection assignments include: large critical threat details for Nelson Mandela and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, high threat details for Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and medium to low threat details for Queen Noor of Jordon and Princess Diana of England.  In 2004, Mr. Stocky was selected to be part of a team to protect President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan.  Mr. Stocky held the positions of Shift Leader, Intelligence Officer, and Agent in Charge of Integration of the Afghan Presidential Protection Service into the existing protective detail.  Mr. Stocky also coordinated and provided security for Speaker of the House Hastert during Congressional Delegation visits to South America and Southeast Asia.

Mobile Security Division

While a member of the Diplomatic Security Service’s Mobile Security Division, an Emergency Response Team with advanced tactical training and equipment, a unit tasked with responding globally to terrorist threats and training.  Mr. Stocky provided counterterrorism training to U.S. personnel at high and critical threat overseas posts and protection training to foreign government security personnel.  Mr. Stocky became a certified instructor in anti-terrorism driving, surveillance detection, personal protective measures, PR-24, pressure point control techniques, and weapons.  He also received training in post-blast investigations and “high threat” protection operations, which he applied while performing protection operations in critical/combative environments such as: Somalia for U.S. Ambassador Robert Oakley, Special Envoy to Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina for U.S. Ambassador Victor Jackovich, Special Envoy. and  Afghanistan for Afghan President Hamid Karzai  where Mr. Stocky served as Shift Leader and Agent in Charge of Integration of the Afghan Presidential Protection Service’s assimilation into the U.S. protective detail.