Michael Stenger, the Senate Sergeant at Arms who was in charge of Senate security on January 6th, has died. Michael Stenger is dead: On January 6, 2021, for more than an hour during the violent storming of the Capitol, Sgt.-at-Arms Stenger repeatedly refused to request the assistance of the National Guard. He then resigned as the Senate sergeant-at-arms, along with others.
Former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms
Stenger graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the U.S. Secret Service.
Stanger worked in the Secret Service for 35 years, serving as Deputy Director of the Office of Investigations and Deputy Director of the Office of Conservation Research. In 2008, he became deputy director of the USSS Office of Government and Public Affairs, which coordinates with groups such as the U.S. Congress. In 2011, he joined the U.S. Senate Office of the Uniformed as Assistant Sergeant Major, Office of Protective Services and Continuity, becoming Assistant Sergeant Major in May 2014 and Chief of Staff in January 2015 .
On April 16, 2018, following the retirement of Army Sergeant Frank J. Larkin, Michael C. Stenger was arrested under Senate Resolution 465 introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Nominated as the 41st Army Sergeant. The resolution was sent to the Senate, debated and passed unanimously without amendment.