Congratulate First Female Director of the Secret Service

Target: Julia A. Pierson

Goal: Show support for the achievement of becoming the first female director of the Secret Service

Recently, Julia A. Pierson, a Secret Service agent with 30 years of experience, was appointed by President Obama to be the director of the Secret Service. Pierson is now the first female Secret Service director. In a field that is dominated by men, Pierson’s achieving this position is a major step forward for women’s rights. There is no doubt from the Secret Service or the President that Pierson will succeed in this position.

Pierson’s achievement gives hope to other women seeking to succeed in law business. Barbara Riggs, Pierson’s mentor and the first female deputy director of the Secret Service, supports her appointment. Margaret Moore, chairwoman of Women in Federal Law Enforcement, also applauded Pierson’s appointment and commented, “[This] validates that women have contributions to make in law enforcement, and they’re finally in place where they can take these positions.”

The Secret Service has not traditionally been welcoming to women. The agency was founded in 1865, but did not have a female agent until over a century later. Currently, only 10% of special agents in the United States are women. Even the public image of a Secret Service agent is a man—female agents are rarely portrayed in media. As Pierson is now in the public eye in her new position, she is bringing gender equality to the agency. Her appointment is a major step forward for women’s rights, and she should be congratulated for achieving it.


Dear Ms. Pierson:

Recently, you were appointed as the director for the Secret Service. You are the first woman who has filled this role. Your years of experience have made you a good fit for this position, and you also are giving hope to other women who hope to succeed. You have shown that it is possible for a woman to reach the top of her field.

I congratulate you for achieving this position. Women have historically been unable to achieve high-ranking positions in law enforcement. Even today, only 10% of special agents in the country are women. Your achievement is a major step forward for the rights of all women. Thank you and congratulations for taking this step.


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