21 Amazing Facts About the Secret Service You've Never Heard Of

  • Published on May 3, 2018
  • The work of the “men in black”, also known as the United States Secret Service, is shrouded in mystery and myths. We’re about to lift that veil of secrecy and discover some facts about these special agents. Their secret headquarters, code names they give presidents, their distinct hand position: there’s a lot to find out.
    The vice-president, the first family, former presidents and their families, and visiting heads of foreign states are also under the protection of the Service. Presidential candidates are also taken care of for 120 days before an election. All agents also undergo a skills development course every 8 weeks to keep them on top of their game.
    Each president’s route is thoroughly researched so that a hospital is always 10 minutes away. The agents have this time to take emergency measures.
    Jimmy Carter’s code name was Deacon, Bill Clinton was called Eagle, and Donald Trump’s code name is Mogul.
    One of the Secret Service’s rules is that the president should never be left alone. Agents have to participate in everything in his life, including his hobbies and visits to the doctor.
    There are more of them than we think. 0:43
    They don’t just guard presidents. 1:00
    There are 3 service phases. 1:31
    They’re trained to throw themselves in front of bullets. 1:53
    They’re ready to provide first aid. 2:23
    They keep a bag of the president’s blood on them. 2:50
    Mount Weather isn’t a myth. 3:20
    Presidents have code names. 3:58
    There are motion sensors in the floor of the Oval Office. 4:30
    They participate in the president’s hobbies. 4:49
    They go to the doctor with the president. 5:18
    They track all threatening letters. 5:49
    They monitor and record everything. 6:37
    They don’t take an oath to die for their president. 7:07
    There’s only been one agent killed in the line of duty. 7:28
    They keep their headquarters a secret. 7:50
    The Secret Service was established the day Lincoln was shot. 8:24
    The Secret Service wasn’t created to protect the president. 8:48
    They don’t always wear sunglasses. 9:14
    They make mistakes too. 9:36
    Their hands are always ready. 9:55
    -There are around 6,500 agents.
    -Technically, the Secret Service has to protect anyone the President orders them to guard.
    -Agents first have to work in the office for 3 years. The second phase with challenging tasks lasts for 4-7 years. In the final phase, an agent is promoted to a higher position or returns to office work.
    -They use bullets specifically made for these training sessions that sting when they hit you and leave a colored mark but don’t actually hurt the agents.
    -Every agent has basic medical skills and is ready to keep calm in a critical situation.
    -Top agents always carry bags of the president’s blood so that there’s no risk with donors.
    -One member of the Cabinet doesn’t attend State of the Union address because he’s hidden in an underground bunker in Mount Weather, Virginia under the protection of the Secret Service.
    -For example, Barack Obama was Renegade, his wife was Renaissance, and their daughters were Radiance and Rosebud.
    -Agents can easily trace any movement and any potential threat with the help of sensors in the floor of the Oval Office.
    -Secret Service agents pick up different hobbies and develop new skills along with the Commander in Chief.
    -The president can’t be alone with a doctor without an agent as an escort, no matter what the president’s problem is.
    -The Secret Service checks all electronic and paper letters that contain any threats, even if they’re just a joke.
    -Agents always use as many cameras and video surveillance as they can.
    -There is no romantic “swearing” to take a bullet for the president.
    -There’s only been one case in history when a Secret Service agent died for the President.
    -The Secret Service headquarters is located in D.C. in a grey nine-story building without any identifying signs in H-street.
    -President Lincoln approved the idea of Secret Service the day he was shot.
    -Its original main purpose was to deal with counterfeiters and financial fraud.
    -The glare or lack of light could cause them to miss something important, so the agents don’t always wear sunglasses.
    -While Barack Obama was in an elevator with an armed officer, a man with a knife managed to trespass The White House grounds by jumping over a fence.
    -Their finger position may differ, but the meaning is always the same: the agents are ready to react quickly and draw their weapons.
    Subscribe to Bright Side : goo.gl/rQTJZz
    Our Social Media:
    Facebook: brightside/
    Instagram: brightgram
    5-Minute Crafts TheXvid: www.goo.gl/8JVmuC
    For more videos and articles visit:
  • Howto & StyleHowto & Style

Comments • 808

    BRIGHT SIDE  10 months ago +57

    Everybody is cooler with sunglasses, right? 😎
    Btw, here're some tricks for those who wear glasses thexvid.com/video/wIHuVFyRJIo/video.html

    • rahul mahendra
      rahul mahendra Month ago

      @Ondra The narrator said it was with the secret service, of course in a vehicle, do you think they would physically carry it around plastic bags of blood on their persons !? Are you nuts?

    • rahul mahendra
      rahul mahendra Month ago

      Secret service agents use a phrase " the lunch lid" in the context of presidential protection and it has nothing to do with lunch. Can you explain what it means?

    • MasterChief24o FARMS
      MasterChief24o FARMS 2 months ago

      Hi I am a small TheXvid about to make videos how do I post, sorry I am a new TheXvid, good job btw with your channel. 😁

    • Ondra
      Ondra 2 months ago

      They cant take his blood on them its in car, because if the blod was on them it addle and it would be unuseful. This youtube channel made lot of video where are fake informations. I recomennd you to stop with that

    • Tim Fielder
      Tim Fielder 4 months ago +1


  • Wynette Greer
    Wynette Greer 2 days ago

    Can we stop seeing Obama .?

  • Wynette Greer
    Wynette Greer 2 days ago

    Why do they protect former presidents ? Ridiculous !

  • Nemesi Your
    Nemesi Your 3 days ago

    👽👏🏻👏🏻🤔 bravo

  • Mr Blom
    Mr Blom 4 days ago +1

    Looks like being a member of a secret service is worse than being just broke and live normal life.

  • Donna Leveron
    Donna Leveron 9 days ago

    This was published May 2018, why is Obama's face here and not the current President?

  • Some Chap
    Some Chap 9 days ago +1

    Omg they know basic first aid procedures....my mind is blown.

  • David Cadwallader
    David Cadwallader 9 days ago

    All of them

  • Aranan Eyie
    Aranan Eyie 11 days ago +2

    They can have a break for this presidential period, gosh my eyes sore for seeing the use of trump images on the clips lol

  • Genius by Design
    Genius by Design 16 days ago

    do they all do coke & hookers ?

  • Khan Khan
    Khan Khan 17 days ago

    Where was they in 9/11?

  • Katrina Lei Rodriguez
    Katrina Lei Rodriguez 18 days ago

    What surprised me is that they did not use any Mike Banning pics

  • Roy Duffek
    Roy Duffek 19 days ago +1

    Most pictures being used in this doc are not of the current president???

    • Roy Duffek
      Roy Duffek 19 days ago +1

      Whoops, commented too soon - Sorry

  • John Howard
    John Howard 20 days ago +1

    That's right, tell the whole world! Well now, they are no longer so secret, thanks to you.

  • jt stratton
    jt stratton 20 days ago

    The fact that Osama's code name wasn't "muslim"

  • Andrew Hastings
    Andrew Hastings 20 days ago +2

    Nice birthday present bright side

  • Hiraclitos Thales
    Hiraclitos Thales 21 day ago


  • Remya Vikraman
    Remya Vikraman 22 days ago

    This group owe a great appreciation for their talent and hardwork well if everywhere this was initiated it was good to avoid problems.

  • Remya Vikraman
    Remya Vikraman 22 days ago

    Can you comment regarding the recruitment process of secret Service

  • Joseph Gwapo!
    Joseph Gwapo! 23 days ago +1

    Extra service pls.

  • luz valdellon
    luz valdellon 24 days ago

    Wow! They always have blood? Meaning always updated type and cross matched blood, wonder how much their salary?

  • hin nat
    hin nat 24 days ago

    Done Trump should be Demon’😂

    JOHNA DIZON 24 days ago +3

    I was amazed in having president's blood in their bag..👌

  • Briana Burby
    Briana Burby 24 days ago

    It surprises me that they don’t take an oath to die for him. I just assumed though. My bad. This was neat. Anyone else wondering if the secret service looks up every person who watches this video? Ha ha ha.

  • Solomon EJIKE
    Solomon EJIKE 25 days ago +6

    Wow!! I wish we could have these in Nigeria

  • balem karap
    balem karap 25 days ago


  • Christian Persad
    Christian Persad 25 days ago +1

    Well the secret service isn't such a secret anymore.

    • Christian Persad
      Christian Persad 25 days ago

      @terry mg Exactly, that ran through my mind also. Clearly a breach of security protocol...yes?

    • terry mg
      terry mg 25 days ago

      Christian Persad. Telling all the secret namesfor the presidents. Was that necessary.

    • terry mg
      terry mg 25 days ago

      Christian Persad. Ain't that something

  • Cesar Ayala
    Cesar Ayala 27 days ago +3

    I bet some agents play candy crush when their bored.

  • Marc Pano
    Marc Pano 29 days ago +2

    They like anbu of a hokage😂

  • Fabuloso Kulato
    Fabuloso Kulato Month ago

    Carrying the presidents blood, that’s bananas...

  • Mirmo De Pon
    Mirmo De Pon Month ago

    Its not secret at all ..

  • David Starkey
    David Starkey Month ago +2

    The State of the Union Address takes place in the House of Representatives chamber in the Capitol, not the White House, as indicated by your video.

  • Dr. Mikeal Hughes
    Dr. Mikeal Hughes Month ago +1

    I wouldn’t vote for Eddie Respone if he was the only candidate. Get him off my you tube. Enough is enough!

  • Ate Wowo
    Ate Wowo Month ago

    only 1 agent died in line of duty, that surprised me! 😌

  • myco mycwise
    myco mycwise Month ago

    😂😂😂 presidents dont have privacy

  • Gem 1967
    Gem 1967 Month ago

    This whole thing was ruined by seeing obummer.

  • Ana Padron
    Ana Padron Month ago

    Who you always Putin Obama no your pinturas instead of the present President


    one amazing fact about the secret service nobody knows is -every time i hear those words my face contorts like if i smelled a dumpster behind a restaurant @ noon. why? i dont know, maybe they can tell you.


    there's only one amazing fact I want to know. How in hales they manage to deliver my President pay cheque to the wrong address every time? Do I have to print my own money, or print my own money?

  • Colin Smith
    Colin Smith Month ago

    I have a few codenames for Trump!

  • Ken
    Ken Month ago

    8:11 Really? Russian?

  • Ken
    Ken Month ago

    Wait? our president doesn't have all of his blood? No wonder he's so loony. Give that man his blood back!

  • Sachin Singh
    Sachin Singh Month ago

    The last one

  • C Am F G
    C Am F G Month ago +2

    I think watching videos about secrets service is the best way to get these guys guard your home

  • Rich Rockefeller
    Rich Rockefeller Month ago

    Hes probably a really thin guy with two M1's hidden under that coat of his.

  • nedi noah
    nedi noah Month ago

    ummmmmm awasome secret service is well trained to do their job

  • Imthiyas Ahmad
    Imthiyas Ahmad Month ago

    I am very surprised about first thing

  • Bass Fishing with the Antichrist

    Token, Transylvania, Trampoline and Theotherone.

  • Emitt Evans
    Emitt Evans Month ago

    prosthetic limbs? why not just wear a a black poncho that will hide any weapons without looking silly

  • Sub Zero
    Sub Zero Month ago

    Renegade is 100 times better than the Mogul.

  • Debbie Song
    Debbie Song Month ago

    Always is very accurate.

  • Clement Oke
    Clement Oke Month ago

    Secret secret there are no secret that will not be reveal one day no matter how long

  • Milo Jones
    Milo Jones Month ago +1

    So the President's code name is Mogul? Why use a code name if everyone knows what it is (thanks to this video)?

  • TJfishbuk Salliverro

    Which agents were with Clinton when he was "hobbying" Monica Lewinski? You said the Pres. can't be left alone? Were they asked by Clinton to blindfold themselves? Hmmmmm.

  • Justine Kurt Benga
    Justine Kurt Benga Month ago +1

    Obama will find you

  • Oratio G
    Oratio G Month ago +1

    The fact that surprised me the most is that *Bright Side* described where their secret offices/head office/cafeteria can be found.

    • terry mg
      terry mg 25 days ago

      Oratio G. Wow wow so much for secrets

  • Oratio G
    Oratio G Month ago

    I thought Obama code name was *Barry* .

    ROXANA G. PEREZ Month ago +1

    WHOA? if i was 18 year old, I would like to do work as a secret agent, is me i like to work in every Danger work, ha :) ha yes, "The truth" ho lord why i'm 62 year old, Why teen age waste there life in drugs, and disco or getting in trouble there is so many jobs in USA to leave happy,

  • Louie Boy
    Louie Boy Month ago

    Now its no anymore a secret.hahaha

  • Robert Heinkel
    Robert Heinkel Month ago +5

    I call BS on #16. Blood has to be kept refrigerated and it doesn't last long, so it has to be used fairly quickly or it will go bad. Also they wouldn't need the presidents actual blood, just his blood trpe.