Salute! First Woman Chosen To Head Secret Service
Agency is best known for protecting the president, vice president and their families
How appropriate for Women’s History Month! President Barack Obama on Tuesday appointed longtime Secret Service agent Julia A. Pierson as the first woman to head the agency charged with protecting the president and his family. Pierson, who was the chief of staff to agency director Mark J. Sullivan, will take over at a time when the Secret Service is still rehabilitating its images from a prostitution scandal involving male agents last year. Pierson’s appointment does not require Senate confirmation, which is undoubtedly a relief for Obama, who praised her 30 years of experience in the Secret Services. “Julia has had an exemplary career, and I know these experiences will guide her as she takes on this new challenge to lead the impressive men and women of this important agency,” Obama said in a statement. (New York Times)
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