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Francis J. "Frank" Larkin III (born May 9, 1955) served as the 40th Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate after his appointment to that post by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on January 6, 2015, succeeding Andrew B. Willison. Larkin assumed his office as Sergeant at Arms after a distinguished career in both the public and private sector, including work in law enforcement, national security, information technology and cyber security. McConnell appointed Michael C. Stenger to succeed Larkin on April 16, 2018.[1]

Frank Larkin
40th Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
In office
January 6, 2015 – April 15, 2018
Preceded byAndrew B. Willison
Succeeded byMichael C. Stenger
Personal details
Francis J. Larkin III

(1955-05-09) May 9, 1955 (age 64)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
EducationVillanova University (BA, MPA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1973–1981
UnitNavy SEALs

He previously served in several posts at the United States Department of Defense and in law enforcement. Prior to assuming office, he served in the United States Navy as a Navy SEAL from 1973 to 1981. Mr. Larkin was also a uniformed police officer with the Norristown, Pennsylvania Police Department, a homicide detective with the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, and a Maryland State Trooper as a peace officer-Flight Paramedic. Larkin joined the United States Secret Service (USSS) in 1984 as a Special Agent assigned to the Philadelphia Field Office. Later Larkin was transferred to Washington, D.C., where he held positions in the Office of Training, the Washington Field Office and the Presidential Protective Division. Larkin retired from the Secret Service in 2006.

Larkin holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration degree from Villanova University.


  1. ^ "Stenger to Serve as Sergeant at Arms". U.S. Senate. April 16, 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-29.

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