The troubled Secret Service is bracing for an impending appointment of a new Director with a senior military rank. Questions have been raised over the conduct of Secret Service agents after three separate people jumped White House fence last month. As a result, a massive relaunch of the Secret Service is underway. This is the first time ever in modern history where an agency chief would come outside the service. According to two reputable sources, John Kelly, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and retired Marine general is expected to pick another general to head the Secret Service.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will name a general to head up the Secret Service. Kelly is a retired Marine general and was once the head of the U.S. Central Command. The administration is looking for a person who can help reform the agency and assist in creating a more intensely vigorous discipline that would prevent future mishaps.
Another incident that precipitated this change was when twenty-six-year-old Jonathan Tran jumped the fence of the White House and knocked on the back door of the White House proclaiming he had an appointment. Because of this six uniformed division officers were disciplined and are now facing disciplinary action.
As well they should. Nobody should get away with being lax in their duties especially when their job deals with matters of life and death. They should be held accountable. And they are. These are serious times and they should be treated as such.
In such a heated and divisive climate the President’s safety is of utmost importance. Especially with all the violent protests and riots. Good for President Trump for taking the safety of the First Family so seriously.