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


#1

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


#2

Well trained babysitters.


#3

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


#4

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


#5

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.


#6

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


#7

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


#8

Are kevlar condoms a thing?


#9

Almost


#10

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


#11

…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.)


#12

hard to imagine why they would have recruiting issues /sarc


#13

I wonder what the blow and hookers training is like.


#14

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


#15

If only.


#16
  1. still better than potato phone
  2. taxpayer subscriber dollars. (someone elses money)

#17

I hear it blows, but it’ll hook you.


#18

All the effort for protecting an idiot.


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#20

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