Secret Service agents surround President Barack Obama during a visit to the Port of Tampa on April 13. Getty
Decoding The Secret Service -- Discovery News
Why football players make for good recruits and other facts about these secret protectors, now facing a prostitution scandal.
* Some Secret Service agents are involved in a prostitution scandal in Colombia.
* It’s a long road from Secret Service recruit to Presidential protection, and most agents never get close to the President.
* Agents work long hours with lots of travel, and divorce rates are high.
A recent scandal involving Colombian prostitutes and the Secret Service has drawn new attention to an agency that has long been shrouded in mystery and dominated by romantic images of sculpted men wearing sunglasses and earpieces.
While investigations into the late-night carousing continue, the scandal offers an opportunity to look inside the very secret organization.
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