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

(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.

Julia Pierson will be the first woman to run the Secret Service.
Julia Pierson will be the first woman to run the Secret Service.   (United States Secret Service)
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