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?test=latestnewsFox News:

President Obama on Tuesday named agent Julia Pierson as the first female director of the Secret Service, marking a shift for an agency marred by last year's prostitution scandal.

The appointment of Pierson to the top job in the agency that protects the president and other top officials could help to address concerns about the agency's culture.

In a statement, Obama said Pierson "has consistently exemplified the spirit and dedication the men and women of the service demonstrate every day" during her 30 years in the service.

"Julia is eminently qualified to lead the agency that not only safeguards Americans at major events and secures our financial system, but also protects our leaders and our first families, including my own. Julia has had an exemplary career, and I know these experiences will guide her as she takes on this new challenge to lead the impressive men and women of this important agency," he said.

Pierson, who most recently served as Secret Service chief of staff, will take over the top job from Mark Sullivan, who announced his retirement last month. The agency faced intense criticism during Sullivan's tenure for the prostitution scandal during preparations for Obama's trip to Cartagena, Colombia, last year.

The incident raised questions within the agency -- as well as at the White House and on Capitol Hill -- about the culture, particularly during foreign travel. In addition to protecting the president, the Secret Service also investigates financial crimes.

Pierson does not need to be confirmed by the Senate.



Keeping the boys in line.

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It's all about SEX with this admin.


And of course FNC, fair and balanced, will make sure the left gets their word out.

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