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the United States Secret Service the

protocols are born out of blood

it may seem dramatic but it's actually a

necessary process to understand past

incidents failures and successes to

ensure that threats are fully mitigated

for future protectees

my name is Jonathan wacko I spent 14

years in the u.s. Secret Service as a

special agent they joined the United

States Secret Service just prior to 9/11

I was assigned to the New York field

office as a criminal investigator and

2008 went to Washington DC where I was

assigned to the Secretary of Homeland

Security's detail then just after the

election of President Obama I went to

the president's detail which allowed me

the opportunity to plan and coordinate

trips both domestically and abroad for

the president and first lady