We’re pretty used to seeing crazy things about the United States Secret Service in movies. You know, the guys who wear sunglasses with dark lenses and have earpieces. A lot of us find it hard to believe that they actually exist in real life…but they do! However, Hollywood doesn’t necessarily portray them how they really are.
1. The United States Secret Service is filled with mystery and myths. One thing’s for sure, they do not stick out like a sore thumb. If you are walking down the street, you would hardly recognize any of them, unlike in the movies. Regardless, there are a ton of facts about these secret agents that a lot of us are curious about. I’m not talking about the obvious facts, like the fact that it was created by the 16th United States President in 1865. No, I’m talking about some of the more juicy information. Here are 25 incredible little-known facts about the secret service. Hopefully it’ll lift a bit of the veil of secrecy and you’ll learn more about this mysterious organization. First off, there’s a lot more of them than we think. A lot of us probably think there’s about 100 or even less of these elite soldiers. But in reality there’s actually around 6,500 of them. There are also more who work for the personal protection unit.
2. The Secret Service doesn’t just guard presidents as many of us thought. They also protect their family, former presidents, and the families of former presidents. The Secret Service also has the job of guarding the president’s guests and anyone that the president wants to be protected. Talk about having a ton of responsibility and pressure!