We all have seen the Hollywood movies on American Secret services and no doubt they have created different thoughts about them in our minds. But believe me, The United States services are much more than Men in black costumes or sunglasses.
We had so many myths about them in our minds. But this article will definitely blow it off and from this, we will get to know more about the United States Secret Services. Below are the 20 little known facts about these secrets agents.
Their Hands are Always Ready To Bring It Out
It means they are always ready for a counter-attack. This job can be a lot sometimes and they have to make sure that they will not fail in it. They keep their hands near the weapon so they can react easily in case of an emergency.
You Never Find Them Wearing Sunglasses Outdoors
You must have seen them in sunglasses in a bunch of movies but in real life, agents don’t prefer to wear sunglasses. The reason for the same is they don’t want to miss the target or put lives at risk because of glare or lack of light.
The Secret Service Wasn’t Founded to Protect President
The biggest misconception in our mind is that secret services are found only to protect the president. Well, it ain’t true. The other purpose of secret services is to deal with financial fraud.
Secret Service Was Founded The Day Lincoln Was killed.
Well, that explains a lot about the earlier point. The secret services were created on April 14, 1865, the same day when President Lincoln was shot in the head.
Their Headquarters Is Always a Secret.
Well, guess that’s true. Their headquarters are secret. It has been said that their headquarters lie somewhere in Washington and it doesn’t have any identification signs.
There’s Just One Agent Who Was killed In Line of Duty
This job requires a lot as said earlier. One of the officers was actually killed on November 1, 1950, while defending Harry Truman.
They Never Swear to Die For President.
We must have seen in lots of movies that the agent’s only job is to protect Mr. President and if required they swear to die for president. Well, it’s just a myth. There are no such things.
They Not Just Monitor But Also Record Everything
To make their work easier they are allowed to use as many cameras and necessary equipment. They are also provided with a vehicle that can record video.
They Keep Tracking All Threatening Letters
Their work includes tracking all the threatening letters, calls and messages. They have special types of ink to make their work easier.
They Also Company With President for Doctor Visit
There is a strict protocol of not leaving the president alone with doctors in any case.
They Have To Participate in President’s Hobbies.
Their works demand to be with Mr. President all the time. No matter if it includes accompanying President’s hobbies and everyday activities.
Use Motion Sensors In The Oval Office’s floor.
Their work protocol includes not to leave President alone but if the president wants to be alone, then there is a motion sensor on the oval office’s floor to trace his movements.
There Are Always More of Them
It has been put in our mind that secret services have a limited amount of particularly trained agents but seems like it ain’t true. There are about 6500 agents.
Their Job Includes More Than Guarding Just President
Their work doesn’t consist of the protection of the president only but they also guard former president, families and their close relatives. Also, they have to provide protection to whomever Mr. President wants, like their guests too.
Three Service Phases of Secret Service
The job of Agents goes through three-phase which include the initial three years at the office then the next 4-7 years in the field and the final face in which agents got promoted or returned back to the office.
Every President Have Their Code Names
This is true that presidents and their family members have code names. This is some secretive protocol they need to follow.
Mount Weather (Bunker) Is True
You must have heard about Mount weather which is an underground bunker used to hide the government representative. Mount weather exists for real.
They Always Carry Presidential Blood With Them
Every secret agent carries the President’s Blood group Blood with them so that it can be used anytime in an emergency.
They Are Always On To Provide First Aid
Each Secret Agents are also trained for medical services during their training period. It’s not just for the President but anybody who needs medical attention in case of emergency. Also, the president’s route is always researched so that it should be with the 10 minutes radius of Hospitals.
They are Trained to Get In front of Bullets and Survive in Water too
They are trained for any type of critical condition. Their training involves 8 weeks skill development course that consists of throwing themselves into bullets or surviving in water for too long.
Everybody Fail sometimes, They Too
Do you know at the time of Barack’s Obama presidency, a man with a knife entered the White house. They are no god, they can fail too.
This is all we have. I hope it has cleared some of the myths in your mind. What you all think about the above points, let us know by writing in the comment section.