President Obama has chosen for the director of the Secret Service a Ms. Julie Pierson. This marks the first woman director of the agency, and I must say, it seems that she is coming in to repair it’s image after the famous incident with prostitutes in Columbia last year. Sadly, the public has branded that situation in their minds, and it will be interesting to see what direction Ms. Pierson takes the Secret Service in response to that.
Of the 3,500 special agents today, 10% of them are women, lower than any other branch of law enforcement agencies. Will a woman director garner more respect? Will we see any significant differences in the agency?