Making an Agent [Become One]

Ever wanted to join the secret service? While I won’t discourage you, I won’t pretend it is not hard work. In a past article in the Washington Post, we discover the journey of an agent in training.

“Use the force necessary. You can hit them with your car, stab them with a big pin,” Mixon says. “We in the Secret Service are super Type-A personalities, people who want to take control and win at all costs.” […]

All day, instructors say, Do sweat the details:

“I expect neat hair! No goatees!”

“If you wore boxer shorts, it’s the last day you do!”

“Cut off [alcoholic] drinking eight hours prior to range practice!”

The Making of an Agent

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