What does it take to become a member of one of the most elite law enforcement agencies in the entire United States? Specialized weapons training, tactics, and analysis are all important aspects of becoming a special agent for the United States Secret Service (USSS). However, protecting the president and important government assets involves a bit more than a cool suit, a bullet-proof vehicle, and a reliable firearm.
In addition to a full background investigation and an eight-hour polygraph test, agents must pass special advanced training courses in counterfeiting, protective intelligence, protective techniques, and criminal investigation. This doesn’t even take into account marksmanship training, physical fitness, survival skills, simulated crises, and the recursive training required throughout a special agent’s career.
Learn more about what it takes to be a part of this amazing elite agency from the infographic below.
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