Yes, as you might expect, the training is rigorous, the requirements are tough. Here’s the details.
By Laura Blumenfeld
Washington Post Sunday Magazine
LESSON ONE: Get Ready To Die
The teacher walks into the mat room.
“Good morning, Mr. Mixon,” the students say in unison.
“Cut that [expletive] out. Don’t act like you give a crap about my morning.”
Steve Mixon smiles, or maybe it’s a snarl. Before he became an instructor at the Secret Service training camp outside Washington, Mixon served as a team leader on President George W. Bush’s Counter Assault Team.
“Everyone’s going to leave today in some degree of pain,” Mixon tells the special agent trainees.