The recent Secret Service scandal shines a light on an elite agency that’s usually operates outside the public’s view. Even more intriguing is the glimpse we’ve been given into some of the challenges one of its leaders.
Special Agent in Charge Paula Reid, a 46-year-old woman who’s in charge of the Miami office, recently found herself having to deal with an unexpected problem. Reid, who had been staying in a nearby hotel in preparation for the president’s visit, ordered the 11 agents involved to leave Colombia and promptly went public with the story. Her decision to remove the agents right on the brink of a presidential visit and, ultimately, end their careers shocked many observers.
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