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What does the Secret Service do? Codenames, salaries, and the dogs the Secret Service prefers

  1. What is the Secret Service and what do they do?
  2. What do Secret Service operatives get paid, and how many are there?
  3. Do they use codenames? What are their codenames for the Trumps? Bidens?
  4. Trumps code names
  5. Bidens code names
  6. How long does the Secret Service protect former presidents?
  7. How do you join the Secret Service?

What is the Secret Service and what do they do?

The Secret Service was founded in 1865 as a law enforcement agency. The Secret Service’s original objective was to investigate counterfeiting of US money, which it still does. Following President William McKinley’s assassination in 1901, Congress instructed the Secret Service to safeguard the President of the United States.

What do Secret Service operatives get paid, and how many are there?

The average Special Agent pay in the US Secret Service is $145,794. The US Secret Service pays Special Agents between $90,000 and $173,796 a year. These numbers are based on 31 salary reports generated by US Secret Service Special Agents, or statistical methods were used to approximate it.

Do they use codenames? What are their codenames for Trump? Biden?

The White House Communications Agency assigns a code name for each and every member of the first family for use by Secret Service personnel during their tenure in the White House.

These names are chosen from a list of agency-approved options that the president or agents choose from. Other family members are then given names that begin with the same letter. It’s sometimes the same letter as the final name of the family, but not always.

The following is a list of some of the most remarkable and unusual Secret Service code names held by the Trump and Biden families.

The Trumps

  • Donald Trump – Mogul
  • Melania Trump – Muse
  • Donald Trump Jr. – Mountaineer
  • Ivanka Trump – Marvel
  • Eric Trump – Marksman
  • Jared Kushner – Mechanic

The Bidens

  • Joe Biden – Celtic
  • Jill Biden – Capri

How long and how much does the Secret Service protect former presidents?

Former presidents were guaranteed lifetime Secret Service protection under the original statute. For presidents who took office after 1996, protection was lowered to ten years in 1994. After Dwight D. Eisenhower, all past presidents alive and their spouses are entitled to lifelong Secret Service protection.

How do you apply to join the Secret Service?

To join the secret service, you must meet all of the requirements listed below.

  • Be in great physical and mental health.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Employees with visible body marks (including but not limited to tattoos, body art, and branding) on the head, face, neck, hand, and fingers are prohibited by the Secret Service (any part of the wrist just below wrist bone).
  • Have uncorrected binocular vision of no worse than 20/100; correctable to 20/20 in each eye (NOTE: Lasik, ALK, RK, and PRK corrective eye procedures are permissible for those applying for the position of special agent if specified vision tests are passed). The following are the time frames for waiting for vision exams after surgery: Three months for Lasik surgery, six months for PRK, and one year for ALK and RK.) When filling out the application, applicants must fulfill the eyesight criterion.
  • If you are a male candidate born later than December 31, 1959, you must confirm that you have registered in or are exempt from the Selective Service System.
  • Meet the requirements for a Top-Secret clearance and submit to a thorough background investigation that includes in-depth interviews, drug testing, and medical and polygraph exams.
  • Pass a physical ability test for applicants
  • To proceed in the application process, you must be at least 21 years old at the time of application and under 37 at the time of receiving a conditional offer of employment. To proceed in the application process, veterans’ priority applicants must be at least 21 years old and under 40 years old at the time of receiving a conditional offer of employment.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must pass a written test.
  • You must qualify for either the GL-07 or GL-09 level.
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