This Is What It’s Like To Be One Of Obama’s Secret Service Snipers


President Obama has to protect that perfectly affable face by arming himself with a host of Secret Service agents, both on the ground and the rooftops.

These snipers are so dedicated, taking a bullet for the President is part of their job description.

CBS News gained access to the snipers while they were training, and published a video of what a day in their dangerous line of work is like.

It’s probably the most high pressure job in the world, protecting one of the most important people while giving no hesitation and making no mistakes.

The rifles they use can hit potential targets from an incredible distance.


Surprisingly, no sniper team member has had to fire a shot since the unit was formed in 1971 –  a record they are determined to maintain.

Why would anyone want to assassinate Obama?!