Woman to lead Secret Service
Julia Pierson has served as the Secret Service director's chief of staff since 2008.
March 26th, 2013
04:38 PM ET

Woman to lead Secret Service

President Obama will appoint Julia Pierson as the first female director of the Secret Service, the White House announced Tuesday.

Pierson has been the chief of staff to the director since August 2008. She began her career as a special agent in 1983 in the Miami field office. In 2000 she was promoted to special agent in charge of protective operations.

She will replace Mark Sullivan, who retired in February.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. saywhat

    A feminine touch is perhaps needed there.

    March 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 1608®

    Hay guys, she can step on you now.
    I think this is a good move.

    March 26, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mr Dalloway

    Men and women should govern 50/50.

    March 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol wow! You guys are truly impressive! Most men still stick to the caveman mentality and think women should never be in charge of anything! This is refreshing.

    March 26, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shamus

    this is a job for a gay man.

    March 27, 2013 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Women have been known to be good at secrets.

    March 27, 2013 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |