Black and white suit? Check. Reflective sunglasses? Check. Earpiece? Check. These uniformed professionals mean serious business. They are known as the Secret Service. An agency, formed in 1865, employing over 6,500 employees currently. The secret service was formed in order to monitor counterfeit currency. It has evolved into investigating financial crimes and protecting the safety of the current and past national leaders.
We have a certain image in our minds about this elite group of people. Popular television shows and movies emphasize the professionalism, secrecy and power this agency holds. Although this strict sense of security is the agency's number one priority, perfection has not always guided their paths. Major breaches in protocol have risen and broadcasted for the world to know.
The secret service wants to uphold a strict and professional reputation, the job is serious and there is no leeway for error from the employee. When discrepancies do arise, it is handled immediately and preferably in private. The agency has been around for decades, so it is only natural that some type of mishap will occur at some point. As much as we conceive the operations to be very robotic, its members are human after all and perfection never exists.
The members of this service risk their lives every day in order to ensure protection for the country and its leaders. It is an admirable daily task and lifestyle they choose to swear into. They must always blend into crowds, appearing unrecognizable, and ensure a magnitude of security for the task at hand. A salute to these American heroes and their efforts. On the flip side, the secret service values its reputation and likes to keep many elements involving this agency from the public eye. Just how secret is this SECRET service we speak of? Keep reading to find out 10 things they don't want you to know...
10 Secret Service Missed Man With A Gun Riding An Elevator With Obama
9 Secret Service Agents And Prostitutes In Colombia
8 Two Drunk Agents Crashed An Official Government Vehicle
7 An Intruder Jumped The White House Fence
6 They Have A Hidden Headquarter
5 A White House Maid Corrects Secret Service Mistake
4 The Secret Service Never Stops Training
3 There Is Death Car In Every Presidential Motorcade
2 The First Lady Used To Ask For Cigarettes From Agents
1 They Don't Always Wear The Classic Suit
Contrary to popular belief, secret service agents are not always dressed in the impeccable black and white attire. The most important thing is to blend in at any costs and at some functions or every day tasks, they must resemble normal-looking people. During President Clinton's reign, his agents would often have to dress in jogging wear to jog alongside him in public. Clinton refused to use the Presidential track, so the agents definitely got their exercise and fashion change during the term. Agents even accompanied the Kennedy's to Palm Beach, where they would sport polo shirts and khakis to blend in with the crowd as much as possible. Keep your eye out, because security is always watching whether it is from behind sunglasses or building a castle on the beach. T
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