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Background[edit | edit source]
Founded in 1865, shortly after the American Civil War, as part of the Department of the Treasury to combat the widespread counterfeiting of the U.S. Dollar, the Secret Service later became the de facto federal police force alongside the United States Marshals Service until the creation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
After the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901, the Service was informally asked by Congress to provide presidential protection, and in 1902 began providing full-time protection to the president. They continued in this role for over the next century and a half, up until right before the Sino-American War escalated into the nuclear exchange that came to be known as the Great War.
Shortly before the Great War the United States government quietly removed the gold bullion from Fort Knox to a new installation in Appalachia, Vault 79. By removing the gold from the well-known Fort Knox, the intent was to assist the re-establishment of government by ensuring that the federal reserve would be hidden from Chinese nuclear strikes and survive for use by members of the federal government. The Secret Service was placed in charge of protecting the vault and its gold reserves, alongside members of the United States Armed Forces, with Derek Garrison acting as the agent in charge.
Known members[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
This Secret Service has no direct relation to the Enclave, but the Enclave continued the purpose of a Secret Service with their own version.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The Secret Service is based on the real world United States Secret Service.
- Unlike the real world, the Secret Service is still overseen by the Department of the Treasury. In the real world, the Secret Service has been under the United States Department of Homeland Security since 2003 after the creation of the passing of the Homeland Security Act in 2002.