I want to wear a suit and walk next to the president…
Is that what you are thinking? Secret Service jobs are a great goal. ..but it’s not a reality when you first start the job.
Before you start filling out the application, be sure to study the agency inside and out. It’s much, much more than just guys that wear suits and use earpieces..
For example, here are 2 uniquely different positions you can apply for:
1. Secret Service Uniformed Division – Just like a police force, the Uniformed Division dresses in uniform however, just like a police force.. there are positions that don’t require wearing a uniform (i.e. detectives, bomb sniffing dog units, etc.).
Within the Uniformed Division, you can work on many different units. for example, did you know the Countersniper Division falls under the Uniformed Division? also, there are canine divisions, plain clothes positions, post standing positions, tactical teams, and of course. Sargents, Lieutenants, Captains, and so on.
As with any job, there are pros and cons. Secret Service jobs are no different. I can’t stress this enough. too many people land this job and immediately find out it’s not for them. Don’t make the mistake of going through a 2yr application process and finding out the job is much different than you thought.
As for me, my passion evolved and I mustered up the courage to walk away and start a dream and.. to date, I have my very own line of Kettlebells, 2 books, too many ebooks to count, fitness videos, and an entire online blog empire
2. Secret Service Agent – These guys typically wear suits. within SA, one can perform investigative work, join a tactical team. and even walk by the president this is the infamous team of guys in black suits with ear pieces.
Keep in mind: The guys walking near the president don’t perform that duty their entire career. So, start thinking what other positions you would be interested in, because again the Secret Service is about much more than guys walking next to the president.
Note: there are other positions as well. be sure to perform thorough research on the Secret Service website.
Summary: Secret Service jobs can be a very rewarding way of life. International travel, excellent pay, great benefits, and all the excitement you can ever handle that said, I want you to really do your homework before diving into any one particular division.
- Three more Secret Service employees have “chosen to resign,” the agency says
- A 12th Secret Service employee is “implicated,” the agency says
- The Secret Service chief briefs Obama about the probe, officials say
- 11 U.S. military service members are also being probed in the prostitution scandal
Washington (CNN) — Three more Secret Service employees have “chosen to resign” in the wake of a prostitution scandal that emerged last week, the agency said in a news release Friday.
Six Secret Service members now have left their jobs in the wake of the incident in Cartagena, Colombia, which came while they were on a security detail in advance of President Barack Obama’s trip there for the Summit of the Americas.
The agency also announced Friday that a 12th Secret Service “employee has been implicated,” having previously said 11 were under investigation.
One employee “has been cleared of serious misconduct, but will face administrative action,” the Secret Service said.
Five employees are on administrative leave and have had their security clearances temporarily revoked.
In addition, the U.S. military is investigating 11 of its own troops for possible heavy drinking and consorting with prostitutes.
Palin to Secret Service: You’re fired Secret Service agents’ risky behavior Escort details Secret Service incident Congress wants answers about sex scandal
A source close to the investigation said Secret Service Director mark Sullivan — who briefed Obama on the investigation Friday, according to White House officials — has ordered a “comprehensive” investigation of everything that happened during the trip.
That includes interviews with every Secret Service member on site, hotel staff and alleged prostitutes, the source said. in addition, the source confirmed that Secret Service agents were staying at a second hotel on the trip — identified as a Hilton in Cartagena — which presumably will be included in the expanded probe.
The controversy has embarrassed the nearly 150-year-old agency that protects the president and other top officials and investigates criminal activity. It also raised questions about a possible security breach immediately preceding Obama’s visit, though House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Peter King has said that “from everything we know, nothing was compromised.”
Secret Service pushing out three members amid Colombia scandal
Two of the Secret Service employees whose departures were previously announced — identified as David Chaney and Greg Stokes, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN national security contributor Fran Townsend — were supervisors.
In a photo posted on his public Facebook page in January 2009, Chaney is seen standing behind Sarah Palin, wearing dark glasses and what appears be a wedding ring. under the photo, Chaney posted a comment that said, “I was really checking her out, if you know what I mean?”
That remark drew a strong response Thursday night from Palin, who was a vice presidential candidate when the photo was taken.
“This agent who was kind of ridiculous there in posting pictures and comments about checking someone out,” Palin said on Fox News. “Check this out, bodyguard. You’re fired! And I hope his wife sends him to the doghouse.”
Chaney, a son of a Secret Service agent, has been employed with the agency since 1987, according to his posting on Reunion.com. The posting notes that he is married, has an adopted son and his assignments included a stint protecting former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Questions raised about macho culture, women agents
Stokes supervised the canine training unit at the Secret Service’s James J. Rowley Training Center outside Washington, according to PetLife Radio and a career development posting on the University of Maryland’s website.
Attorney Lawrence Berger — general counsel for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, which represents Secret Service agents and others — said he is not representing all of the agents involved in the Colombia story, but he does have several other clients in the group in addition to Chaney and Stokes.
He would not comment on specifics of the investigation, but complained about leaks that publicly identified Chaney and Stokes and gave details of what allegedly happened in Colombia.
“The concern I have is about illegal leaks coming from apparently rogue elements within the Secret Service of privacy-protected information,” Berger said. “It is distorting the review of what happened.”
All the employees are accused of bringing prostitutes to Cartagena’s Hotel El Caribe ahead of last week’s visit by Obama. They’d arrived earlier that morning as a part of the “jump team” that flies in on military transport planes with vehicles in the president’s motorcade, said Townsend.
According to sources, the alleged prostitutes — the youngest of whom were in their early 20s — signed in at the hotel, where Secret Service members apparently stayed, flashing their local ID cards.
One of these women allegedly was later involved in a dispute about how much she was to be paid for the night, which brought the entire incident to light and sparked controversy in the United States and Colombia.
Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe told CNN on Thursday that the incident was due entirely to “a lack of ethics (on the part of) the Secret Service of the United States.”
Members of the U.S. Congress offered similarly biting remarks. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the allegations “disgusting,” while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid described the agents’ alleged actions as “either really stupid or a total lack of common sense.”
The U.S. military is investigating six members of its elite Army Special Forces, or Green Berets, officials said.
The Green Berets’ failure to make curfew the night of the incident involving the Secret Service agents led the military to start its investigation, a U.S. official told CNN.
All the military personnel are being investigated for heavy drinking and use of prostitutes while in Colombia as part of the support team for Obama’s visit, the official said. they are not likely to redeploy until the matter is resolved, other military officials said.
The military investigation could end with no action, administrative action such as a letter of reprimand or a recommendation to proceed with criminal charges, officials said.
While soliciting prostitution is in most cases legal for adults in Colombia, military law bars service members from patronizing prostitutes, engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer or, for enlisted personnel, conduct “prejudicial to good order and discipline.” It is also considered a breach of the Secret Service’s conduct code, government sources said.
CNN’s Carol Cratty, Briana Keilar, Brian Todd, Bob Kovach, John King, Barbara Starr, Deirdre Walsh, Rafael Romo, Jessica Yellin and Tom Cohen contributed to this report.
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Former United States Secret Service Agent Clint Hill will discuss his new book, “Mrs. Kennedy and me: an Intimate Memoir” April 23 at 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. | Special to Sun-Times Media
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LIBERTYVILLE — Former United States Secret Service Agent Clint Hill will discuss his new book, “Mrs. Kennedy and me: an Intimate Memoir,” April 23 at 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St.
Do you remember where you were when President Kennedy was shot? Clint Hill remembers very vividly where he was and what he was doing. forever remembered as the Secret Service agent who jumped on the limousine after JFK was shot in an attempt to shield the President and the first Lady with his body, Hill was assigned in 1960 to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. for four years — from the election of JFK until the election of Lyndon Johnson — Hill went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog, and in many ways, Jackie’s closest friend.
Now, looking back 50 years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time. From the start, the job was like no other, and Hill was by Jackie’s side through the early days of JFK’s presidency; the birth of sons John and Patrick and Patrick’s sudden death; Kennedy-family holidays in Hyannis Port and Palm Beach; Jackie’s trips to Europe, Asia and South America; Jackie’s intriguing meetings with men like Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli and Andre Malraux; and the dark days that followed JFK’s assassination.
The book offers a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the first Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world.
Hill served five presidents during his time with the Secret Service. Books for signing will be available for purchase.
This free event will be open to the public but registration is required. to register, call (847) 362-2330 or go to webres.cooklib.org.
WASHINGTON, United States of America – The White House Tuesday (Wednesday, April 18, in Manila) expressed confidence in the chief of the US Secret Service, but the elite bodyguard unit’s Colombian sex scandal deepened, with claims that 20 women were involved.
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan is coming under increasing political pressure over allegations that agents sent to the Caribbean resort of Cartagena ahead of President Barack Obama’s weekend visit consorted with prostitutes.
“The president has confidence in the director of the Secret Service,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
“Secret Service Director Sullivan acted quickly in response to the incident and is overseeing an investigation as we speak into the matter,” Carney said.
But Obama’s spokesman did not directly respond to a question over whether Sullivan should step down if the probe finds Secret Service agents acted improperly ahead of the Summit of the Americas.
“I am not going to, as the president did not, speculate about conclusions the investigation might reach since it is ongoing,” said Carney.
Obama has said he would be “angry” if the allegations are proven true, and has stressed US officials of all levels had a duty to behave properly when abroad representing their country.
US Republican Senator Susan Collins, meanwhile offered new details after a briefing from Sullivan on the alleged incident, which became public soon after Obama arrived in Colombia for the summit.
“He told me that there are 11 Secret Service agents and officers involved,” she said in a statement.
“Some 20 women foreign nationals were brought to the hotel in (Colombia), but allegedly marines were involved with the rest.”
The Pentagon initially said that 5 military personnel were also under investigation, but officials told AFP on Tuesday that at least 10 American troops could be implicated.
The list of military suspects includes five Army special forces members, two members of a Navy bomb disposal unit, two Marine dog handlers and one Air Force member, a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.
All of the troops implicated were enlisted service members and not officers, officials said, adding that the list could change.
Collins said some of the Secret Service agents involved “were uniformed personnel who were assigned to building security. Others were these specialized agents who do security details.”
She warned that the security implications of the incident were “potentially extremely serious” amid fears the agents exposed themselves to blackmail.
“We don’t know who these women are. They could be spies, they could be associated with hostile forces, they could have disabled the agents’ weapons, or planted listening devices,” she said.
Collins, the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Sullivan told her that the 11 recalled Secret Service agents had been interviewed about the incident.
A government source said Sunday that the agents had seen their top secret security clearances suspended pending the result of the investigation.
The incident has revived questions about the leadership of the Secret Service, which has an official mandate to protect the president and his family, and also works to combat currency counterfeiting and fraud.
Sullivan earlier found himself on the hot spot in 2009 after socialite and reality star Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq breezed through White House security at a state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
He admitted mistakes were made over the security breach as he was grilled by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Senator Joe Lieberman, chair of the Homeland Security committee, said Tuesday he would be prepared to hold a hearing if it would be productive.
“But I don’t want to just go ahead and do a hearing unless I think we can get something valuable out of it,” he told reporters.
Hundreds of Secret Service agents typically travel with, or before Obama when he goes abroad, in a huge security retinue.
The agency insists on high standards of training and discipline for both its iconic plain clothes, presidential protective and uniformed squads.
But the latest stories have revived questions about the culture in the service, and speculation about an alleged “wheels up, rings off” attitude of some traveling agents which officers say tarnishes the majority of the service.
The Secret Service has been responsive to such questions in the past, seeking to boost recruitment among women and ethnic minorities. – Agence France-Presse
The first step in becoming a secret service agent is being born in the United States. only those born in the U.S. are allowed to become agents. you must also pass a full background check, prior to becoming an agent. This is more than just a scan of your criminal history. it is a background investigation. Typically, a background investigation takes around 7 and a half months to complete. This time frame for completion depends on your individual background. In order to pass, you must be able to receive top secret clearance.
If you pass the above and you are lucky enough to be selected you need to complete training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. you are required to enroll in a Criminal Investigators Training Program, which takes 10 weeks to complete. In order to move on, you must pass the Criminal Investigators Training Program.
After completion of the Criminal Investigators Training Program, you must complete a 17 week course at the Secret Service Training Academy. This is a Special Agent training course. This course focuses on investigation and protection. you will learn policies of the Secret Service. you must pass this course in order to become a Secret Service Agent.
In the course of your training you will learn how to combat counterfeiting, fraud, and other criminal activities. you will also receive training in marksmanship, control tactics, water survival, and various physical fitness.
One you complete the above, your training is never officially complete. to work with the Secret Service training in continual throughout your career. Training will continue even once you are employed as a Secret Service Agent. the continuing education involves training with firearms, first aid, and emergency management. This job takes a very dedicated person that is willing to give a lot of their time, physical, and emotional self. it is a job that only a few will ever qualify to have because the training is so extensive and intense.
Once an agent is assigned to a field they have the opportunity to continue advanced training in the particular field. In addition to these, all agents are required to take course work in ethics, diversity, leadership, and many more course areas. In many ways Secret Service staff are life long learners. Devoted to continuing their eduction in order to provide a valued service to the United States, its people, and President.
Once Secret Service Training is completed, there are a wide variety of jobs available to those seeking them.
In 1865, the United States Secret Service was formed as a branch of the Treasury Department. This makes it one of our nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting the president and vice president, as well as investigating financial crimes against our country. In order to become employed in the agency, one must go through rigorous training. In this article, we will talk about basic agency training and what a new agent can expect. Training to be a Secret Service agent is extremely challenging, and requires mental, as well as physical stamina.
Training for new agents is held in Glynco, Georgia at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. This training lasts for 10 weeks and will provide training to federal investigators in many areas including criminal law and investigation techniques and procedures. When a trainee completes this initial training, he must attend a 17 week course at the Training Academy in Washington, D.C. This is a very detailed course that focuses specifically on the policies of the Secret Service, as well as the procedures involved with investigations and protection.
Specific training involves physical protection skills, emergency medicine, marksmanship, and rigorous physical fitness. This training is very grueling, and only someone in elite physical condition will be able to advance. an agent must be able to stay composed during the mental aspects of this training as well.
As an agent continues with their career, they will continue to receive advanced training including firearms and emergency medicine courses. Many agents will also have to participate in different types of crisis training, that will be utilized during protective assignments. these exercises can provide vital feedback about the agents ability to respond to various emergencies. This is extremely valuable information, because if an agent is lacking in a certain area, steps can be taken to correct the situation. This can often times mean the difference between life and death in a real situation.
There are also several opportunities for Secret Service agents to get additional advanced training in criminal investigations. This is voluntary, but agents are encouraged to attend this training which is normally held by local law enforcement.
In conclusion, Secret Service training is designed to prepare the agent for real world emergency scenarios. by completing all the required training, a Secret Service agent will be well prepared for any situation that may arise.
Once Secret Service Training is completed, there are a wide variety of jobs available to those seeking them.
The Secret Service is, despite the importance of its primary mission, a relatively small government agency. Its 7,000 employees could all fit inside the FBI’s Washington headquarters. None work harder then the several hundred agents assigned to the Presidential Protective Division (PPD). it is not uncommon for them to pull twelve-hour shifts, six days in a row, especially when the president is traveling to a foreign destination. Today, the PPD is seething. Members of that elite detail were not among the eleven agents and officers who allegedly solicited prostitutes ahead of the Summit for the Americas in Cartegna, Colombia. The accused plainclothes agents were from the Washington, D.C. Field Office, including agents trained to be members of a back-up Counter-Assault Team, and were brought in to fulfill “Mission Support” duties.
[Initially, an agency official told New York, based on erroneous information provided to him, that the agents were based in the Miami Field Office, and that their duties were restricted to operating magnetometers and holding the perimeter around the summit. an earlier version of this article contained those errors.]
Since 9/11, the amount of resources the Service devotes to foreign trips has increased substantially. it now covers everything from critical infrastructure protection teams to make sure no one remotely tampers with air handlers in the president’s hotel, to special surveillance equipment, to a miniature polygraph machine that’s used in cases of an acute threat.
After the agents were recalled, the PPD had to do a complete reassessment of the security plans to see if replacements were needed. (They were.) The Service does its utmost to avoid creating distractions for the the president. That’s one reason why, as the Service’s upper echelon learned about the events on Thursday, it hoped that the story would not emerge until after the president had returned home. But the author Ron Kessler, a critic of the agency’s current leadership, got wind from a source about the recalled agents, and disclosed it to reporters. In Kessler’s view, the scandal is the most embarrassing in the Service’s history. (I’d suggest that the Secret Service is more embarrassed by the presidents they have lost to assassinations.) Kessler believes that the current director, mark Sullivan, presides over an agency separated into warring fiefdoms where merit is subordinate to clan instincts of supervisors. Such an atmosphere might lead to a lack of personal discipline. Kessler’s view is not shared by the White House, which was satisfied with the way Sullivan reacted promptly to the prostitution allegations, as well as the Service’s last major embarrassment, when Tarek and Michaele Salahi crashed a state dinner in November of 2009. The president was directly touched by that mistake — literally, in that he shook hands with the couple — which makes it ultimately more worrisome than the personal indiscretions of a handful of horny men. Still, even President Obama wants to know whether there are larger factors in play here. The Secret Service has always worried that its dual financial crimes-protection mission will be broken up, or that the agency will be dissolved and folded into the Justice Department. to prevent this from happening, the Service can’t make any mistakes. Agents must look their best. They must comport themselves with a physical and moral rectitude that is, in and of itself, straining. They must remain visibly invisible as they go about their protective mission. and creating a juicy scandal that overshadows a major diplomatic event is clearly the opposite of invisibility. The Service can be arrogant when it comes to aspects of its protective mission, but has always exuded a sense of humility about itself. it does not have, like the FBI and CIA, any employee dedicated to working with Hollywood producers. it rarely gives reporters access to even its least sensitive operations. it does not leak, a rarity in Washington. Humility and discretion clearly went missing in Cartegena, in a serious lapse for the Secret Service. But the lapse did not occur among those who protect the president most closely, and so the ultimate damage done to the Service will probably prove to be lighter than it seems today.
>> the scandal has been hard for all of the agents who have dedicated lived to the secret service . dan banino a former agent with the elite unit, now a republican candidate for senate for maryland and spoke to nbc “nightly news” there secret service is not just a job, it’s a calling. it was devastating along with the fraternity of the secret service brothers out there. this was hard to take. it’s a national embarrassment. he’s our president, overseas, he’s not a democrat, he’s overseas and this is an em embarra embarrassment. we gladly take a bullet for any president at any time. i hope america at some point can forgive the agency for this.
>> republican congressman jason ch have /* shah vitts a key rovm supporter. what do you want to know? what more do you think needs be learned about this really misguided mission of the secret service ?
>> well, what i was really concerning to me they were swift in saying the president was never put into dang, never any threat to the president. i beg to differ . if you have secret service agents there and they’ve had their room compromised, you’ve had guested in your room, let alone prostitutes stleshg ammunition, weapons, credentialle, they know where the president’s coming and going, to suggest quickly the president was nebber in danger, how do make a swift statement? that begs even more questioned.
>> good points. as well as the fact that we know that when agents go into one of these countries, there’s always sort of a pack annual of travel advisories, a combination from intelligence, state department . what do we know about cartagena? it wasn’t so long ago that it was really a drug culture , all of the narcoterrorists there. now it’s a much more benign environment. but this is not just, you know, going next door.
>> look, it the president of the united states . he’s one of the biggest targets in the world. we can never afford to have anything happen to him. there are other people in the detail this should not be a partisan issue. we have got to get to the bottom of this. the threat is constant. it’s 24/7. it never lets up, particularly in a foreign nation. what bothers me the sheer number of people, the pervasiveness, how wide this is. if it’s true we had literally over a dozen people involved, that seemed to suggest it wasn’t a one-time event, maybe this happened before and hopefully they’ve got security parameters in place so it never happens again.
>> we’re talking to you on tax day . mitt romney has not yet released his tax returns . not released them for an extended number of years, though his own father was the gold stander in 1968 saying one year alone does not explain enough it can be taken out of context. already, the democrats are beating up on the republican candidate or the republican likely nominee over this.
>> it all for nothing.
>> is own tax return from last year reveals he made $21 million but paid a loet lower tax rate than many middle class familied.
>> why done he release the 23 years of tax returns ?
>> your father set a ground breaking standard. one year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show. when you release yours, will you follow your father’s example?
>> congressman, those are the democratic ads that are airing today. how is mitt romney going to respo respond? why not put it all out there.
>> he’s dpooing what’s prescribed by law. he’s doing what mccain and kerry did as they ran for president. try to be a distraction from the president’s failed policies. this will come and go swiftly. i don’t think people much care. he’s been very successful. we know that. he’s been very blessed, we know that. again, i think we’re just going to focus on what is most important to this country, and that is people’s individual taxes and what’s go on in their own lives.
>> now, you did get the romney campaign did get an endorsement, anticipated endorsement, a big one from john boehner , the speaker. but there’s a noticeable lack of enthusiasm of colleagues. martha blackburn was on earlier but is not likely to endorse.
>> the working guys out on long island, in new york’s third, how excited are they about willard mitt romney ?
>> so far they’re not. there’s not that excitement level, it not what you see with bill clinton or george bush , for that matter who are able to identify with people. governor romney’s not shown that.
>> how do you get more enthusiasm within the republican caucus ? what do you tell your members about mitt romney that can persuade them to enthusiastically look at him at the top of the picket?
>> well, mitt romney ‘s a wonderful person. the more they get to know him, the more they’ll fall in love with his family and understand his policies. the election will be a referendum. mitt romney turned thing around, he did it in the olympics, the private sector, in ma m. once they get to know mitt romney over the course of time as they get to know him, we focus on differences between barack obama and mitt romney , the difference is so clear. and the fact of the matter is, that’s what’s going to happen this summer, that’s what’s going to happen this fall and i think mitt romney will be the next president of the united states .
>> thanks for getting out of that hearing. it’s a busy day.
Have you always dreamed of growing up to become a Secret Service Agent? well, now’s your chance to learn how to become a Secret Service Agent.
Are you curious about how to become a Secret Service Agent? well, one of the key steps in doing so is fulfilling the educational requirements for the job.
However, before you read any further, you should check whether you meet the basic requirements – you must be a US Citizen, less than 37 years old, in excellent shape, and have 40/20 eyesight.
In order to become a Secret Service Agent, you need a lot of extensive education as well as experience. you must start by earning a high school diploma, and then complete a two-year associate program and a four-year bachelor’s degree. your bachelor’s should preferably be in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice with electives like pre law, police science, criminology, victimology, etc.
Apart from this, you also need to get hands-on training in any relevant area of work, such as law enforcement, investigation or any other criminal justice department. Next, you should obtain an application for the nearest U.S. Secret Service office, fill it out and return it. as soon as your application is selected, you will be asked to go through a numerous of physical, mental, psychological and written exams; you will also be subjected to a drug test and a polygraph test. Once you clear all of these, you are most likely to be selected and will be sent to an eleven-week long law enforcement training and then an additional 11 weeks at the James J. Rowley Training Center.
You must also be well aware of the expertise and capabilities required for this kind of job. some of these skills include:
- Possessing a razor-sharp level of intelligence and IQ
- The ability to work under stressful conditions
- Being capable of working at odd hours for an extensive period of time
- The ability to speak a number of foreign languages
- Using fire arms and implementing defense mechanism
Duties and Responsibilities
In order to learn how to become a Secret Service Agent, you must also be well aware of their responsibilities as well.
As a Secret Service Agent, you are not only limited to protecting the president, his family and the vice president; you will also be in charge of safeguarding the previous presidents, various foreign ministers and even potential presidential candidates. plus, you are also in charge of protection against any counterfeiting of US notes or bills. at times, you may also be called in to help out in local investigation cases pertaining to scams, frauds, identity theft, serial killing or other major crimes.
Life as a Secret Service Agent can be quite hectic; each day will bring along numerous challenges for you to cope up with. Luckily, now that you know how to become a Secret Service Agent, perhaps many of you will think deeply before making a career within this field.