U.S. President Trump names new Secret Service chief

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DUSHANBE--U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday named Randolph Alles as the new director of the Secret Service, Xinhua news agency reports citing the statement of the White House.

Mr. Alles currently serves as the acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Prior to that, Mr. Alles led CBP's air and marine operations, � the statement said.

Mr. Alles served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 35 years, retiring in 2011 as a Major General. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in the Naval War College, � the statement said.

Former Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy retired on March 4.

The U.S. Secret Service is a law enforcement branch under the Department of Homeland Security, one of its primary duties is to ensure the safety of current and former national leaders and their families. It is also charged with investigating financial fraud such as currency counterfeiting.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan