Diplomatic Security Service Centennial

Date: 01/01/2016 Description: The year 2016 marks a century since Secretary of State Robert Lansing appointed the U.S. Department of State's first special agents as part of World War I-era security measures. (U.S. Department of State graphic) - State Dept Image


Now AvailAbLe Online: 
"DSS Then & Now - The First Century of the Diplomatic Security Service"

Date: 02/29/2016 Description: In February 1917, former Secret Service Agent Joseph M. ''Bill'' Nye became the State Department's first Chief Special Agent.  - State Dept Image

From its wartime beginnings in 1916 as a tiny investigative office called the Bureau of Secret Intelligence, the organization evolved into the Office of the Chief Special Agent, then the Office of Security (SY), then DSS, a worldwide security and law enforcement agency with personnel working in more than 170 countries. Click here to view the newly released "DSS Then & Now - The First Century of the Diplomatic Security Service" photo history book.


Honoring DSS's Fallen: Private Security Contractor Thomas Jaichner

Date: 12/01/1990 Description: Thomas Jaichner, in uniform, visiting family during the Christmas holidays, December 1990. (Jaichner family photo) © Jaichner family photo
Thomas Jaichner, a private security contractor, was killed by sniper fire while on protective duty in Ramadi, Iraq, on May 10, 2005.
 
Read more about his life and career here.