Standing Post
Standing Post
U.S. Secret Service
Standing Post is the official podcast of the United States Secret Service! In this series, we interview active and former employees about their roles and responsibilities and hear inside information about the people and programs that make up the United States Secret Service. The Secret Service was established July 5, 1865, solely to suppress the counterfeiting of U.S. currency during the Civil War. Today, the Secret Service's mission has expanded beyond the scope of counterfeit currency and is mandated by Congress to carry out the integrated missions of protection and investigations. Hosted by Abel Trevino, Standing Post takes you on a journey to learn about the the people in the agency, their lives and the interesting and unique occupations that can only be found in this elite law enforcement agency. Subscribe to Standing Post here on Soundcloud or wherever you listen to podcasts. Tune in every month to learn more about the U.S. Secret Service's unique mission and the people who champion it every day. Do you want to be a part of American history? Start your journey at https://careers.secretservice.gov/
Ep. #060 - Presidential Protection with DAD Darryl Volpicelli
In this episode of Standing Post, we have the unique opportunity to speak to Deputy Assistant Director Darryl Volpicelli, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Detail. While he is currently an executive in our agency, as the SAIC of PPD, DAD Volpicelli was responsible for every element of security for the President, whether that was in the White House or traveling throughout the US and abroad. We have a frank discussion with him about the stresses of such a high-stakes job, the inner workings of what it takes to protect the President - including the secret trip into the Ukraine by train - and why it’s such a rewarding position that every agent in the Secret Service works towards. If you’re seeking an exciting and challenging career in a fast-paced environment, consider a career in the Secret Service. We’re always looking for special agents, officers and technical professionals that want to have an impact in the world. You can start your Secret Service journey at secretservice.gov or usajobs.gov. Hosted and Edited by: Abel Trevino Associate Producer and Assistant Editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service. www.secretservice.gov Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here: www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova-police The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast. This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Please visit us at: Twitter @secretservice Instagram @secretservice Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial YouTube @US Secret Service and LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud.com or wherever you stream podcast. You can also find us at www.secretservice.gov/press/social-media/
Nov 21, 2023
28 min
Standing Post Presents My First Foot Beat - Ep. 017 - Joeniqua Colebrooke
During this episode of My First Foot Beat, Sgt. Tech. Natasha Rowles talks to Off. Joeniqua Colebrooke. They discuss Officer Colebrooke's journey to the Secret Service, from the Bahamas to the US Army, and how her Army Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) influenced her decision to apply for our Airspace Operations Branch as a Uniformed Division officer. Are you interested in becoming an officer in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division? Apply on USAJobs.gov, just search for “Secret Service Uniformed Division.”
Oct 30, 2023
19 min
Ep. #059 - The State of Investigations with Assistant Director David Smith
In this episode of Standing Post, we talk to Office of Investigations Assistant Director David Smith to discuss the current state of Secret Service investigations and trends in cybercrimes. He highlights several specific criminal scams that have been on the rise, including Pig Butchering and ransomware, specifically noting the real-world implications ransomware threatens on our infrastructure. It’s an eye-opening conversation on a global threat impacting us all, and what we can do to protect ourselves. We’re always looking for talented people interested in being part of the investigative team pursuing cybercriminals. Start your journey at www.secretservice.gov to find out more. Hosted and Edited by: Abel Trevino Associate Producer and Assistant Editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service. www.secretservice.gov Special thanks to Assistant Director Smith for making the time to appear on the show. I joked about being paranoid before we started recording, so I did spend part of the weekend changing critical passwords. Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here: www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova-police The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast. This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Please visit us at: Twitter @secretservice Instagram @secretservice Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial YouTube @US Secret Service and LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud.com or wherever you stream podcast. You can also find us at www.secretservice.gov/press/social-media/
Oct 18, 2023
32 min
Standing Post Presents My First Foot Beat - Ep. 016 - Christina Werries
In this episode of My First Foot Beat, Sgt. Tech. Natasha Rowles sits down with her long-time friend and Law Enforcement Instructor Christina Werries. Their friendship goes back more than 20 years and, like all good friendships, they have numerous memories and many experiences together, including an unthinkable life-changing event: Christina’s stage 4 ovarian cancer diagnosis. Christina discusses how her diagnosis has changed her life, the steps she has taken to recover, her support networks and treatment, including how she is involved in two studies to better provide care for other women with this diagnosis. Are you interested in becoming an officer in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division? Apply on USAJobs.gov, just search for “United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.”
Sep 29, 2023
33 min
Ep. #058 - From the NFL to CAT with Nate Burleson
When the NFL comes knocking, you answer. So when former NFL wide receiver and current CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson expressed interest in training with the Secret Service, we opened our doors. He spent a hot July day undergoing a truncated selection process for our Counter Assault Team, part of our Special Operations Division. They went through the PT, weapons handling, obstacle courses and realistic scenarios that a CAT member could face on the job. At the end of this grueling day, he sat down with Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle to talk about his experiences and our agency. Are you interested in joining the Secret Service? Find out more about our agency at www.secretservice.gov. Hosted and Edited by: Abel Trevino Associate Producer and Assistant Editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service. www.secretservice.gov Special Thanks to Nate and CBS for coming out and training with our team. We appreciate all of your effort and it was a pleasure to host you. Let us know next time you want to come back. Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here: www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova-police The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast. This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Want to join the Secret Service? Click here to start your journey at https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=USSS Are you following us on social media? You can find us at: Twitter @secretservice Instagram @secretservice Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial YouTube@US Secret Service LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe to the podcast at Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and also streaming on YouTube.
Sep 14, 2023
19 min
Standing Post Presents My First Foot Beat - Ep. 015 - Paige Tully
In the latest episode of My First Foot Beat Sgt. Tech. Natasha Rowles talks to Off. Tech. Paige Tully about some of the unique roles she's had in the Secret Service, from working midnights at the White House to taking photos as a crime scene technician, and even working as an ambassador for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Are you interested in becoming an officer in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division? Apply on USAJobs.gov, just search for “United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.”
Aug 28, 2023
21 min
Ep. #057 - A Refugee's Dream with Officer Leth Oun
As a child, Uniformed Division Officer Leth Oun experienced some of the worst atrocities known to man: he grew up in Cambodia in the 1970s under the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s reign of terror. After years of brutality, he was able to flee Cambodia and made his way to America as a refugee, settling in Maryland. He learned English, graduated from high school and college and eventually joined the Secret Service after the September 11 attacks. As he prepares to retire after two decades with the agency, he sat down and discussed his life’s story, an incredible tale of overcoming adversity and trauma. As a warning, this episode includes a discussion about death and torture by a brutal regime, both against humans and animals. Sensitive listeners or anyone listening with young children may want to skip this episode. Hosted and Edited by: Abel Trevino Associate Producer and Assistant Editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service. www.secretservice.gov Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here: www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova-police The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast. This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Please visit us at: Twitter @secretservice, Instagram@secretservice Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial YouTube@US Secret Service LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe to the podcast at Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SoundCloud.com and find it at www.secretservice.gov/press/social-media/
Aug 16, 2023
36 min
Standing Post Presents My First Foot Beat - Ep. 014 - Sean Cherney
In the latest episode of My First Foot Beat, Sergeant Technician Natasha Rowles sits down with Officer Sean Cherney to discuss his journey to the Secret Service. Their discussion covers a wide range of topics, from how his upbringing set him up with the values needed to be worthy of trust and confidence to Secret Service training and living in the DC area. Additionally, Cherney’s broad experience in Secret Service teams really highlights the number of opportunities available in the agency and the scope of responsibilities that our personnel are trained for. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to explore new opportunities and challenge themselves. Are you interested in becoming an officer in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division? Apply on USAJobs.gov, just search for “United States Secret Service Uniformed Division.”
Aug 1, 2023
20 min
Ep. #056 - Community Roots With Special Agent Tory Green
Everyone’s path to the Secret Service is different. In the case of Special Agent Tory Green, his life started in a low-income, single-parent household and he somehow made his way to becoming an Eagle Scout, Huntsville Police Officer and eventually a Special Agent in the Secret Service. In this episode of Standing Post, we talk to him about his upbringing, his continued volunteer work and the investigative side of the Secret Service – including tracking an abducted child across state lines. Are you interested in joining the Secret Service? Start your journey at www.usajobs.gov/Search/?k=USSS Hosted and Edited by: Abel Trevino Associate Producer and Assistant Editor: Starr Vazquez This episode is sponsored by the United States Secret Service. www.secretservice.gov Music is “Nova Police” by Hermelin, found here: www.hermelin.bandcamp.com/track/nova-police The music used in the podcast was altered from the original soundtrack by cutting specific sections of the music to create the intro and outro of the podcast. This work Attribution-Noncommercial-sharealike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US), which license definition is located here: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 Please visit us at: Twitter@secretservice, Instagram@secretservice, Facebook @UnitedStatesSecretServiceOfficial, YouTube@US Secret Service, and LinkedIn @U.S. Secret Service Subscribe to the podcast at Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or SoundCloud.com and find it at www.secretservice.gov/press/social-media/
Jul 12, 2023
25 min
Standing Post Presents My First Foot Beat - Ep. 013 - Sgt. Mas and Off. Baker
In the latest episode of My First Foot Beat, Sgt. Tech. Natasha Rowles sits down with Sgt. Joshua Mas and Off. Ryan Baker to talk about the joys of fatherhood, how they maintain a work/life balance in a high-profile law enforcement position and she even heard a few dad jokes.
Jun 12, 2023
27 min
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