President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Kim Cheatle to lead the United States Secret Service, the White House announced.
Kim has had a long and distinguished career at the Secret Service, having risen through the ranks during her 27 years with the agency, becoming the first woman in the role of Assistant Director of protective operations," Biden said in a statement.
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The Bidens have a close relationship with Cheatle. She served on Biden's security detail when he was vice president. Biden said his family "came to trust her judgment and counsel."
"She is a distinguished law enforcement professional with exceptional leadership skills, and was easily the best choice to lead the agency at a critical moment for the Secret Service
Prior to leaving the agency for the private sector, Cheatle not only served in leadership roles in Washington, D.C. but also around the country for the agency.
She has deep knowledge and understanding of the Agency’s missions to investigate and protect.