Robert DeProspero As an Assistant Director and Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division, United States Secret Service, Robert DeProspero was responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the protection of U.S. Presidents and members of their family. He was assigned to protect former President Eisenhower and Presidents Johnson, Ford, Carter and Reagan while in office. DeProspero earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Masters Degree at West Virginia University, and served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Air Force. He holds many awards including two U.S. Treasury awards for Extraordinary Performance, and the state Outstanding West Virginia Italian-American Award. He is a member of the school of Physical Education “Hall of Fame” and the “WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni.” Following retirement from the U.S. Secret Service he became the President of O’Gara Protective Services, providing security counsel to allied governments and corporations.