Published: Wed, April 26, 2017
USA | By Yvette Dunn

White House names new Secret Service director

White House names new Secret Service director

The White House announced Tuesday that Randolph D.

After retiring from the Marine Corps as a two-star general, Alles joined CBP in 2012.

Gen. Randolph Alles, now a deputy with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is Trump's choice to head up Secret Service, according to an official with knowledge of the selection process.

U.S. Secret Service agents stand on the tarmac as Air Force One lands in West Palm Beach, Fla., in February.

And there have also been persistent problems guarding the White House, with the most recent coming when a man scaled the fence and wandered the White House grounds for some 17 minutes before being apprehended.

Randolph Alles, of the Customs and Border Protection's Office testifies during a Senate Homeland Security hearing on Capitol Hill, April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Most recently, its budget has been stretched this year as it watches over a president who travels between several residences, in addition to protecting his immediate family, which oversees a worldwide business.

Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House
Last week, CBS News' Andres Triay confirmed that two uniform division officers were fired in relation to the March 10 incident. The new restrictions were put in place in 2015 for overnight hours, between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who has always been a critic of the senior leadership and IT management of the Secret Service, applauded the decision to hire a director from outside the organization.

Clancy guided the 151-year-old agency through that period and during the intense 2016 presidential campaign, and his decision to step aside allowed Trump to pick his own director.

He was recommended to lead the Secret Service by John F. Kelly, secretary of Homeland Security and a retired Marine four-star general who served as his contemporary, The New York Times reported.

Alles becomes the newest general - and the latest Marine - to serve in the Trump administration.

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