Cartagena, COLOMBIA – The scandal regarding as many a 12 Secret Service agents being sent home because one allegedly tried to bring a prostitute into his hotel room, which resulted in a confrontation, has now widened to include five U.S. service members.
Military officials said Saturday the service members violated curfew and "may have been involved in inappropriate conduct …alleged to have occurred in the same hotel where the recalled U.S. Secret Service agents were staying."
The service members were assigned to Joint Task Force Summit of the Americas in support of the Secret Service.
General Douglas Fraser, commander of USSOUTHCOM, said he is "disappointed by the entire incident and that this behavior is not in keeping with the professional standards expected of members of the United States military."
What the hell is going on here? Look I’m no prude but damn this is the Secret Service (SS) you’d think they’d understand discreet. It appears the standards have dropped in both the SS and the Military. What are they a bunch of E-1 privates on a weekend pass from AIT (Advanced Individual Training).
As a former military fella, I cringe knowing that this doesn’t just affect the summit or their personal careers but others who have nothing to do with this event. Trust me, rules will be put into place that will screw over others with more common sense.