New Secret Service director to be named

New Secret Service director to be named

President Donald Trump is expected to tap another former US general for his administration, and again it's a Marine Corps general with ties to San Diego.

In January, he became acting deputy commissioner of the entire Customs and Border Protection agency, a job that is considered the same as chief operating officer. "Prior to that, Mr. Alles led CBP's air and marine operations", the statement said.

Alles served in the Marines for 35 years, before retiring as a major general in 2011.

In the incident, a California man scaled a series of fences on the White House grounds and lingered there for 17 minutes before being apprehended. A group of former senior government officials that reviewed the Secret Service in 2014 found that it was an "insular agency" in need of an outsider to lead it.

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The appointment comes as the Secret Service has faced criticism over a breach at the White House complex.

The Secret Service has asked for $60 million in additional funding for next year, almost half of it to protect the Trump family's private home in NY, according to internal agency documents that The Washington Post reviewed. "I look forward to working with General Alles in continuing to implement recommendations put forth in our bipartisan Committee report". Alles will take over for Secret Service Deputy Director William Callahan, who stepped up after former Director Joseph Clancy retired in March.

A retired Marine Corps two-star general will be the next director of the United States Secret Service, the White House announced Tuesday. Clancy returned to his retirement in March, allowing President Donald Trump the opportunity to fill the post as he sees fit.

The position of Secret Service director is filled by presidential appointment and does not require confirmation by the Senate.

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