How do Secret Service agents get promoted?

How do Secret Service agents get promoted?

Promotion is awarded based upon performance, and since the Secret Service employs many highly skilled professionals, competition for promotion is strong. Special agents can retire after 20 years and after they reach the age of 50. Special agents must retire before the age of 57.

Who qualifies for Secret Service protection?

By law, the Secret Service is authorized to protect: The president, the vice president, (or other individuals next in order of succession to the Office of the President), the president-elect and vice president-elect. The immediate families of the above individuals.

Can you be recruited by Secret Service?

The United States Secret Service recruits widely, though it doesn’t hire many people. Those who make it past the battery of mental, physical, and psychological tests must then face a grueling pipeline of training centers that will leave them physically battered, and ever in danger of washing out.

Are Secret Service agents trained to fight?

Recruits are challenged to exceed their personal goals and the standards of training. A special agent trainee subdues an attacker during a training exercise. Recruit class going through its physical fitness testing.

What GS level are Secret Service agents?

Over the course of their career, special agents can work to the GS-13 level. This grade is part of the General Schedule and paid between $75,628 and $98,317 in 2019. The Secret Service reports that promotion for positions above level GS-13 is based on performance and is competitive.

Can Secret Service have beards?

3. Beards and goatees a. will be neatly trimmed to a uniform length, no longer than one-half inch; b. will be neatly edged below the base of the jaw; and c. will not cover any part of the lips.

Why do Secret Service always wear sunglasses?

Secret Service agents sometimes wear sunglasses to keep the sun out of their eyes, so they can increase their ability to see what people in the crowd are doing.

Do Secret Service agents have badges?

A new special agent badge was introduced in September 2003, which is the badge special agents use today. Credit: U.S. Secret Service.

How much does the president’s bodyguard make?

President Bodyguard Salary

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
Top Earners $214,000 $103
75th Percentile $161,500 $78
Average $121,062 $58
25th Percentile $57,500 $28

Can FBI have tattoos?

Kellie: Yeah, they are allowed. Now I would suggest that if you’re looking to get a tattoo, be very judicious in where you place it, just because the image of the Academy in the FBI is extremely important. So just be judicious in your placement of your tattoo.

Can CIA have long hair?

Hair will not extend below the bottom edge of the uniform collar. 3. Longer hair may not fall loosely in a ponytail or braid and will be pinned up against the head.

Does the Secret Service carry blood?

When traveling, the president is never more than 10 minutes from a trauma center and agents carry bags of the president’s blood in case a transfusion is needed. They investigate anyone who’s made a threat against the president to determine if it’s real.

What are the ranks in the Secret Service?


  • Chief.
  • Assistant Chief.
  • Deputy Chief.
  • Inspector.
  • Captain.
  • Lieutenant.
  • Sergeant.
  • Officer.

Do all Secret Service carry guns?

Sidearms. The Secret Service’s current duty sidearm, the SIG-Sauer P229 double-action/single-action pistol chambered .357 SIG, entered service in 1999. It is the issued handgun to all special agents as well as officers of the Uniformed Division.

What kind of weapons does the Secret Service use?

At the time, the Secret Service duty weapon was the SIG Sauer P228 in 9mm. Due to the late 1990s 9mm technology and performance, the round received criticism for its lack of penetrating ability and splintering effect if it hit a hard object.

Is this the 9mm Glock 19 for the Secret Service?

It appears the U.S. Secret Service will initially purchase the 9mm Glock 19 MOS Gen5 TLR7. Along with that, the Secret Service Special Operations will be allowed to carry the 9mm Glock 47 MOS Gen5 with X300 sights.

Why didn’t The Secret Service use the 40 caliber S&W round?

At the time, the Secret Service was looking for a duty carry weapon that was less than full-sized, but carried a punch. The 9mm lacked the “stopping power” and the .40 Caliber S&W round lacked the accuracy the Secret Service was looking for.

Why does the State Department use Glocks?

This, in effect, aligns the agency with the State Department and U.S. Special Operations military units that use Glocks. In turn, this allows greater flexibility domestically and OCONUS.