The next step has been taken in changing our name from the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service (AFAUSSS) to theU.S. Secret Service Association (USSSA). Our charitable arm will be theFoundation of the U.S. Secret Service Association (FUSSSA)
 
After members approved the name change in May, a separate vote was required to amend the Association and Foundation bylaws to reflect the new name. The polls closed Friday, August 20, and out of 780 ballots cast, 93.3% voted in favor of this change, while 6.7% were against it.
 
With the affirmative vote, various state and federal filings are required to finalize the new names. New logos, a new website and new organizational materials will be unveiled this fall.

Thank you to all who voted. We appreciate your active participation!

The Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service is proud to announce that Kelly McArthur of Bloomington, Minnesota has been awarded the first Julie Cross Memorial Scholarship. The presentation was made on August 12 by SA Andy Kearns from the Minneapolis Field Office with her grandfather, AFAUSSS member and retired SA Bob Oberholtzer, by her side.

This scholarship was developed to commemorate the 50th year of female agents working for the U.S. Secret Service. The initial funding came through a generous donation from one of the first five female agents hired in 1971. It was named in Julie Cross’s memory as a tribute to an outstanding agent who represented the U.S. Secret Service honorably and set an example for future women agents to follow. 

The $2,000 scholarship is meant to encourage and support women who are seeking a career in law enforcement. The Scholarship Committee unanimously agreed that Kelly’s accomplishments and focus on leadership with the goal of a career in federal law enforcement exemplified the values sought for the Julie Cross Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending Niagara University in the fall.

The AFAUSSS Foundation relies on donations from members and outside sources to fund this scholarship program and other noble endeavors. Thank you to all who support this mission.

Julie Cross Recipient

From left to right: SA Andy Kearns, Kelly McArthur and retired SA Bob Oberholtzer

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My name is Susan Wellman and I became an AFAUSSS member when my husband Rodney Wellman died of lung cancer on January 5. He was the SAIC of the Phoenix field office and a devoted advocate for lung cancer research and support, including the GO2 Foundation. My brother-in-law Dave Wellman is participating in the New York City Marathon this fall to raise money for this foundation in Rodney’s name and memory. The link below will explain the background and Rodney’s will to bring awareness to this horrible disease.

If you would like to donate, there’s no amount that is not appreciated. We want to alleviate other families from feeling the loss of a beloved husband, father and brother. This disease is evil. It doesn’t get the support it should. The statistics are alarming.

Thank you!

For more information and to donate, click here: https://secure.go2foundation.org/site/TR/Endurance/General?px=1314108&pg=personal&fr_id=1521

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.

See the full document from the Agency here.

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