The agents and military who were involved in this scandal are not the men and women who directly surround the President and his Family. These agents and military involved are charged with ensuring the security of the President before he arrives to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Looks like this Advance Team had too much time on their hands. No matter how much time they had, never should they have been involved in such reckless activity as prostitution. They have one job as Advance Agents and that is to make sure the President is protected in a foreign country. It shows poor character and stupidity out of the people involved. Prostitution is the oldest ploy in the book used to get information out of Government agents from other countries for years along with the intrigue of many movies. Whatever the motive, the agents involved were stupid and careless and should be in the unemployment line shortly.
There are also Advance Agents for trips in the States but are handled differently then on foreign soil. Each President gets a new set of agents assigned after he wins the Presidency with the previous ones who are guarding the current President transferred to other parts of the agency when the President leaves office. Some agents stay attached to the President they were guarding while others take over as head of USSS offices around the Country or other positions.
For this to happen there has been a breakdown that cannot be tolerated. Whoever the President is deserves to have USSS whose sole focus is his protection. This is a blight on the many fine men and women who put their lives on the line daily for the President and others.
Obama Secret Service Involved in Prostitution Scandal
April 14, 2012
The scandal regarding as many a 12 Sercret Service agents being sent home because one allegedly tried to bring a prostitute into his hotel room, which resulted in a confrontation, has now widened to include five U.S. service members.
Military officials said Saturday the service members violated curfew and “may have been involved in inappropriate conduct …alleged to have occurred in the same hotel where the recalled U.S. Secret Service agents were staying.”
The service members were assigned to Joint Task Force Summit of the Americas in support of the Secret Service. General Douglas Fraser, commander of USSOUTHCOM, said he is “disappointed by the entire incident and that this behavior is not in keeping with the professional standards expected of members of the United States military.”