We’ve all seen the movies and know what the guys who protect the president look like, right? They are usually dressed in dark clothing and they all match so that we can all tell who’s in charge with protecting these important people.
Well think again, because the secret service is a lot more secret than you’ll ever know about! Obviously, they have a very important job to do and it must take an awful lot of training in order to be able to protect someone as important as the president of the United States. With that said, we are always curious about what they are capable of doing and how they manage to handle this very important job in every, conceivable situation that they may find themselves in.
There are some mind-blowing facts about these guys that we bet you didn’t know before, and even some amazing secrets that have been let slip over the years. Mostly, everything that they is supposed to stay private because they cannot risk the public knowing their inside secrets but having a few slip into our collective knowledge couldn’t hurt. . . Could it? Not many people are concerned about the safety of political people, especially when they have the best of the best serving as their protectors. Therefore, we all know that they are in safe hands. Otherwise, we are living in a world of uncertainty and that’s exactly what we are all trying to avoid. We prefer to know that everything is well under control and in order to feel secure with it all, we are about to tell some things that might make you sleep better at night knowing that the president is safe from any crazy people who may wish him harm.
We’ll let you in on them… but then, we’ll have to kill you.
1. There are way more secret service agents than you think
How many of these elite, best-of-the-best guards would you say there are? 100? 500? Nope, there’s actually around 6,500 of them! I’m guessing that many of them are in civilian clothing as well so as not to be detected. I mean, it’s easy to assume who’s in charge when we see them in their black suits, standing next to the president, but it’s not so easy to spot them all when they are dressed differently. Obviously, with the number of people that they employ, there are bound to be a few thousand incognito. Otherwise, they would look like a well suited army!
2. The Secret Service doesn’t just guard presidents
They also protect the president’s family, former presidents, and also the families of former presidents. The Secret Service also has the job of guarding the president’s guests and anyone that the president tells them to protect. With great power comes great responsibility! Therefore, all who have served this country in this capacity can rest assured that they are protected from the public for years to come. It can’t be easy knowing that you may be a target and so having these people protect them and their family members is probably key in their decision making process to take on such an important job
3. The job is dangerous as heck
Because the Secret Service have to be prepared for literally anything, they practice scenarios of murder attempts and shootouts before an important event, using bullets that are specifically made for these training sessions. The agents also go through skill development courses every eight weeks.
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