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Commitment to our Veterans

American women have answered the call to serve with the same honor and integrity as their male counterparts. These admired and respected veterans uphold many of the same values that are a critical part of our agency's core values and overall culture.

The Secret Service is a strong advocate for and maintains a firm commitment to employing women from all branches of service. Our agency's success depends on attention to detail, determination and commitment to excellence. We know veterans have the skills, training and character to meet this agency's core values of justice, duty, courage, honesty and loyalty.

To be eligible for a Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three or more years of active service. A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a three-year tour is eligible as well. For additional information visit www.fedshirevets.gov or or www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp. Veterans with specific questions regarding Secret Service employment opportunities, may e-mail employ veterans.

Meet a few of the women who have served in our nation's armed forces, and now serve in the Secret Service:

Then: U.S. Army | Now: Special Agent

  • After serving six and a half as an active duty Army officer with deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, I wanted to serve my country stateside as a federal law enforcement officer. I applied to several different agencies, but felt that the Secret Service provided the best career opportunities for me. Once I was accepted and started training to be a special agent, I knew I made the right choice. The Secret Service is well respected in both the military and civilian communities and provides many training opportunities for anyone willing to learn. I look forward to continuing my journey and serving my country.

Then: U.S. Air Force | Now: Uniformed Division Officer

  • After leaving the Air Force I was unsure as to what my career path might be. I returned to my hometown of New York and on September 11, 2001, sat speechless as I watched tragedy unfold in front of my eyes on television. A news program displayed the agencies that occupied offices in the World Trade Center: the Secret Service was one of them. I thought, "I can do that job." I called the local Secret Service field office the following day. My journey has been nothing short of wonderful. I moved to Washington, D.C., and serve as a Uniformed Division Officer. I enjoy working for an agency that makes a difference in the world.

Then: U.S. Navy | Now: Investigative Assistant

  • After retiring from the U.S. Navy, I applied to the Secret Service. I knew I wanted to continue working for the government, but I also wanted something different and interesting. I found all of this in the Secret Service. As a field office investigative assistant, I have a wide range of responsibilities. I prepare the special agent's investigative reports, identify and catalog counterfeit money, conduct criminal background checks and inventory evidence However, I get the most enjoyment in assisting applicants who hope to become future Uniformed Division officers and special agents.

Then: U.S. Army | Now: Uniformed Division Officer and U.S. Army Reservist

  • I have been a member of the U.S. Army since I enlisted in May 2006. After enlisting, I went to college, where I participated in ROTC and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. I currently serve in the National Guard as military police officer, but have worked full-time as a Uniformed Division officer since 2009. I wanted to work in some form of law enforcement that would enable me to travel and allow me the training opportunities such as those offered by the Secret Service. In addition, the Secret Service is very flexible and able to adapt to my drill and training schedules for the Army.


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