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Michael Andrew Sheehan, American former protective services official, former federal agency administrator. Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Special Forces Association.


Sheehan, Michael Andrew was born on February 10, 1955 in Red Bank, New Jersey, United States. Son of John M. and Janet M. (Purcell) Sheehan.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1977. Master of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1988.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1977-1997, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, retired, 1997. Intelligence analyst The White House, Washington, 1989-1991. Director international programs National Security Council, 1992-1993, director global issues, 1995-1997.

Director POLMIL affairs United States Mission to United Nations, New York City, 1993-1995. Department assistant secretary for international organic affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1997-1998, coordinator for counter terrorism, 1998-2000. Assistant secretary general Department Peacekeeping Operations United Nations, New York City, 2001—2003.

Deputy commissioner counter-terrorism New York Police Department, 2003—2006. Distinguished Fellow, Center for Law & Security New York University School Law, since 2006.


  • Sheehan then served as President and co-founder of Lexington Security Group, an international consulting firm that specializes in providing international law enforcement, internal security, and national defense organizations with strategic guidance, unit training, and individual mentoring to manage emerging security challenges.


Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Special Forces Association.


Married Sita Sheehan. Children: Alexandra, Michael.

John M. Sheehan

Janet M. (Purcell) Sheehan

Sita Sheehan

Alexandra Sheehan

Michael Sheehan