Secret Service to Get First Female Director
Julia Pierson picked by Obama to take over scandal-hit agency
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2013 2:03 PM CDT
Julia Pierson will be the first woman to run the Secret Service.   (United States Secret Service)

(Newser) – The Secret Service is getting a historic change at the top: President Obama has picked the first woman to lead the agency, reports the Washington Post. Julia Pierson, 53, began working as an agent about 30 years ago and eventually moved up to her current post as chief of staff. Part of the reason Obama picked her is that he wants to change the macho-man culture that has led to messes such as last year's prostitution scandal in Colombia, says the Post. The pick, which does not need Senate confirmation, is expected to be made public today, reports AP.

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Tology
Mar 27, 2013 11:36 AM CDT
Next up...Male Stripper scandal
right2dave
Mar 27, 2013 5:43 AM CDT
Great, now we have to pay for male hookers on trips.
EricShultz
Mar 26, 2013 10:31 PM CDT
Good. Institutions run by men are notoriously corrupt. Let's take a look at the Catholic Church. Sometimes, it takes a woman to do a mans job.