A former member of the NYPD and United States Secret Service agent as well as an instructor at the Secret Service Training Academy in Beltsville, Maryland.

Assigned to the U.S. Presidential Protection Division during George W. Bush’s second term. Remaining on protective duty after Barack Obama became President, leaving in May 2011 to run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.

Bongino authored a book about his career as a Secret Service agent, Life Inside the Bubble, released in 2013. The book discusses his experiences protecting presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and investigating federal crimes along with his U.S. Senate bid in Maryland.