50 years of supporting and celebrating those who serve

Our 50th Year

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The Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service was founded in 1971 to bring together former and current employees of the Secret Service for comradeship, networking and support in time of need. To commemorate our 50th Anniversary, a special-edition logo has been created for use throughout this year of remembrance and celebration.

We’ve also developed our 50th Anniversary home page to bring you current news, initiatives and events in one handy location as Oldstar undergoes a redesign to be unveiled later this year. Check back often!

To navigate to the full AFAUSSS website, click the button at right or the link at the top of this page.

Commemorating the AFAUSSS 50th Anniversary

With a backdrop of 2021 and its lingering uncertainty, slowly building optimism and pent-up need for connection, AFAUSSS is recognizing its 50th anniversary as an association. The year may not bring us the party we had hoped for, but we’ll make every effort to nurture engagement and celebrate who we are as an organization.

Our origin was rooted in the desire for senior agents to establish a connection with each other that would be sustained throughout our careers and post retirement. The fact that AFAUSSS has seen steady growth while maintaining a core membership of long-time retirees speaks volumes on our work to evolve and expand service to our members and at the same time stay connected to today’s United States Secret Service.

We have never enjoyed a closer relationship with current USSS leadership and active employees, and have re-invented our membership classes, communications and outreach to ensure that all of us, current and former USSS employees, keep up connections. Our growth has been inclusive to agents, officers and eligible USSS employees, as well as spouses, who wish to sustain their AFAUSSS relationships.

Our mission as an association drives us to evolve as both a social and service organization for members, their families, and others in the larger law enforcement community. This defines who we are as individuals and represents the best of what we learned and experienced as part of the United States Secret Service.

When asked to step up and help others in need, our members – individually, via current employers, and through the AFAUSSS Foundation – have found ways to answer those calls for medical, personal or other support. The AFAUSSS Foundation, which depends on both sustaining and new donors, is proactive in seeking opportunities to reach out and improve situations where possible. Continued support is ALWAYS welcome.

Connection

through active duty with the U.S. Secret Service to later career leadership positions in government and industry into retirement

Support

for members, their families, and the larger law enforcement community via scholarships, aid in hard times & care when one passes

Camaraderie

amongst members through the annual conference, regional events, volunteerism, and lively conversation on the message board

Opportunity

for employment connections, business promotion, membership benefits, discounts through sponsor offerings & Marketplace Deals

Association and Foundation News

Recent News and Information From HQ

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During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson directed the Secretary of the Treasury to have the Secret Service investigate possible espionage inside the United States. He wanted the Service to uncover and disrupt a German sabotage network that was believed to be plotting against France, England and the United States. To do this, an 11-man counter-espionage unit was established in New York City. Their most publicized investigation concerned the activities of Dr. Heinrich Albert and his infamous briefcase... Read More

The agency needs your help in locating and inspiring qualified applicants, for all positions, but especially to meet our goal of 525 special agents this fiscal year.

Be proactive in reaching out to qualified individuals in your personal and professional lives. This may include partner agency representatives, your alma mater, fraternities, sororities, sports teams, church, family and friends.

We are looking for a continued concerted engagement with all institutions of higher learning, military installations and other locations in your community to message the Secret Service as “THE” employer of choice...Read More

Since 1994, we have lent our forensic capabilities to law enforcement agencies to support missing and exploited child investigations by Congressional mandate. We do this through our National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) liaison.

Our NCMEC liaison offers and coordinates the full range of our cutting-edge forensic services among state, local and federal agencies and NCMEC to assist missing children investigations and to combat child sexual exploitation. Our liaison also provides educational resources through a variety of child safety outreach programs to help address challenging issues facing today’s youth and reduce child victimization.

Many of our child safety outreach programs focus on cyber bullying, child exploitation, and child sex trafficking prevention by providing children with age-appropriate awareness and safety information...Read More

Today we honor those who lost their lives 26 years ago in OKC. On this episode of Standing Post, DAD Hernandez discusses his memories of that day: https://soundcloud.com/standingpost/special-ep-003-okc-remembrance-with-dad-hector-hernandez

Honoring Fallen Officers

Please click the Officer's name to find out more about them.

AFAUSSS is an association rooted in our lifelong personal and professional commitment to our members who proudly represent the law enforcement community. We have heard from members, and as a Board actively seek opportunities to demonstrate our concern and support for local, state, and federal brothers and sisters in law enforcement. These opportunities come through advocacy, personal connection and outreach, and financial support.... Read Full Letter Here

Our Members

A social and charitable organization

Since the founding of the Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Service in 1971, AFAUSSS has welcomed Secret Service employees from all generations into the organization.  The association is dedicated to supporting its members across the career spectrum and well after retirement.

On our way to 3,000

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Help drive membership to new heights. Please spread the word about AFAUSSS to all current and former USSS employees.

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