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Obama Names First Female Secret Service Director

Mar 27th, 2013 Current Affairs

After former U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan announced his retirement last month following a prostitution scandal that plagued the law enforcement agency last year and forced eight employees out, President Obama has chosen Julia A. Pierson to head the 150+ U.S. Secret Service offices throughout the world. The LA Times reports that Pierson will be the first female to fill the position of U.S. Secret Service Director.

Pierson is a career government employee who currently serves as chief of staff of the Secret Service, according to The Times. President Obama commented on her appointment as follows:

Julia is eminently qualified to lead the agency that not only safeguards Americans at major events and secures our financial system, but also protects our leaders and our first families, including my own.

You can read the full article by The LA Times here.

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