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I am an appointment and this is fox extra.
Know what it takes to protect the president of the United States.
Within arm's length is a personal account from a retired Secret Service agent in the presidential protective division.
Secret Service agent turned author -- and it is here to tell us.
What it's really light to be one of the president's men he personally protected president George H.
Bush President Bill Clinton.
And also president George W.
I can't thank you so -- meet with us today agreed to be here thank you well first I wanna -- right to the chase and what is it that actually inspired you to even take on this -- He really started when I was eight years old with the president Kennedy assassination.
I was so.
Affected by that and the fact that the photograph that I saw of agent Clint hill jumping on the back of the limousine doing his best.
To protect the president and the First Lady that make quite an impression on me and at that point in my life I made the decision that among other things -- a little boys they always have a lot of different ambitions but one of my chief ambitions in life was 21 day.
Become a Secret Service agent and protect the president so 21 years later I was able do that.
What does it take to actually protect the present because it's that's not something that everybody even in your field has the opportunity today.
Right out of all the Secret Service agents on duty thus -- small percentage actually get to go to the presidential protective division.
That -- agents that do get to go are selected from the field primarily.
And that's where you really have your tryout for presidential protection the field to where you're doing basic criminal investigations.
Agency distinguished themselves as.
With the ability to do well with firearms.
Physically -- Think under pressure good work ethic.
And the ability to work essentially days on end without a day off.
Those are the ones that are really considered for the position more than anything else.
Hats off to you it's that it's a great thing that you do if you tell us some things that.
Maybe people how what no Kenny can you -- -- submit sport as this Myers Secret Service guys.
I would like to say the biggest myth about being a Secret Service agent is that it is not glamorous.
A lot of people think that it is.
That being a Secret Service agent travelling around the world -- Air Force One oh that looks very glamorous but.
When you see that part of it what you fail to see is the shift work you you change shifts every two weeks from afternoons today's to -- nights.
You going to training for two weeks and then you go back -- days again.
This never ends it goes on forever as long as you're on the you constantly and sleep deprivation you're constantly at a nutritional lost -- constantly undergoing jet -- and sometimes you work -- the 3035 even forty days straight without a day off so it's a very strenuous profession.
What's been -- -- in time with you today thank you so much for that thank you enjoyed it.
Well your -- it really is a unique look into the world a world that many -- never have the chance said no or even hear about first chance at thank you so much for sharing that with us.
What's in the book is called within arm's length and is now available that's it for fox extract having an appointment and thanks for watching.
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