To become a Secret Service agent, recruits must pass these training exercises

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/05/to-become-a-secret-service-age.html

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Well trained babysitters.

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Forgot to mention taking a bullet for someone perhaps you may not like…

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I could show them a trick that would make it a lot easier to move those big wheels.

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I don’t know, seems like i’ve read quite a few stories over the years about Secret Service guys having crazy parties with drugs and hookers. Focus on that for your recruiting materials.

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Well, when some training paths ignore “soft” coursework like philosophy and ethics…

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I really don’t get the point of 360 degree videos.

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Are kevlar condoms a thing?

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Almost

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I had a neighbor once who was Secret Service. Nice guy. Kept his mouth shut about his work.

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…and maybe languages, diverse cultures, debating skills, critical and independent thinking, good manners…
I’d think being a fully rounded being would help with a job like that. Sometimes all it takes to defuse a critical situation is a competent assessment and le mot juste.

(That being said, I’m suddenly reminded on the entrance tests for new agents in Men In Black for some reason. Off to Youtube, BRB.)

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hard to imagine why they would have recruiting issues /sarc

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I wonder what the blow and hookers training is like.

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Which course teaches them to drunkenly crash into the White House?

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If only.

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  1. still better than potato phone
  2. taxpayer subscriber dollars. (someone elses money)
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I hear it blows, but it’ll hook you.

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All the effort for protecting an idiot.

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careful now, we don’t want them to quit their jobs