Tarnished and stained, the reputation of the Secret Service is once again undermined by the behavior of its members. Hotel staff in Amsterdam blew the whistle after finding the agents in miserable condition the day before the President’s arrival.
The Secret Service has a culture problem. Their misbehavior threatens the president and undermines the nation’s reputation as they are our ambassadors.
Obama put a woman in charge of that agency, and now she had better get to work to shape it up.
From where do Secret Service agents come? That question is asked rhetorically, because the answer points to the source of the problem.
Often agents are recruited from those who have had military experience. Omitted from the qualifications and characteristics of becoming a Secret Service agent is abstinence from alcohol and drugs during any period of duty and deployment. That needs to be emphasized with propensity for abuse detected during recruitment. In addition, there needs to be a profile for screening out those who have a propensity for sexual and human rights abuse.
Who is in charge of the Secret Service today?
23rd Director of the U.S. Secret Service
March 27, 2013
Mark J. Sullivan
July 21, 1959
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
University of Central Florida
Director, U.S. Secret Service
Overweight and under qualified, she should be fired.
“The three agents were benched for “disciplinary reasons,” said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. Donovan said the incident was prior to Obama's arrival Monday in the country and did not compromise the President's security in any way.”
That statement by the spokesperson is dead wrong and inaccurate. Such disruption by members of the Secret Service discredits the organization and makes the remarks by the spokesperson incredible.
“Secret Service agents on Obama detail sent home from Netherlands after night of drinking
Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of the agents was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said.
Hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.
The alleged behavior would violate new Secret Service adopted in the wake of a damaging scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, in April 2012.”