Mark J. Sullivan

(AP Photo)

Obama gives Secret Service its 1st female director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday named veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the agency’s first female director, signaling his desire to change the culture at the male-dominated service, which has been marred by scandal.


Mark Sullivan

Secret Service chief to step down after 30 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Secret Service is stepping down after 30 years on the job. A Secret Service spokesman says Mark Sullivan will retire effective Feb. 23. His replacement hasn’t been announced.



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