25 Best Secret Service Code Names For Important People

Although Secret Service code names were originally intended for security (they date from a time when communication wasn’t encrypted), today they are used more for the sake of clarity and tradition. And it isn’t just presidents or first ladies that get code names. Foreign dignitaries, government officials, and even rock stars are all in on the fun too. See what you think of these 25 best secret service code names for important people.

25

Tempo

Laura BushImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laura_Welch_Bush.jpg

Laura Bush

24

Mogul

Donald TrumpImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/8567813820

Donald Trump

23

Eagle

Bill ClintonImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Bill_Clinton_2007.jpg

Bill Clinton

22

Trailblazer

George W. BushImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bush_Addresses_the_Nation_on_Immigration_Reform.jpg

George W. Bush

21

Renegade

Barack ObamaImag: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barack_Obama_at_Las_Vegas_Presidential_Forum.jpg

Barack Obama

20

Javelin

Mitt RomneyImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mitt_Romney_at_2012_CPAC.jpg

Mitt Romney

19

T-Rex

Newt GingrichImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/5843838995

Newt Gingrich

18

Denali

Sarah PalinImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/8571341834

Sarah Palin

17

Phoenix

John McCainImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/26251029554

John McCain

16

Bowhunter

Paul RyanImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/8566890023

Paul Ryan

15

Intrepid

Bernie SandersImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tabor-roeder/21581179719

Bernie Sanders

14

Eli

Ben CarsonImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ben_Carson_by_Gage_Skidmore_4.jpg

Ben Carson

13

Lancer

John F KennedyImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassynewdelhi/5386861192

John F Kennedy

12

Searchlight

Richard NixonImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Richard_Nixon_greeted_by_children_during_campaign_1972.png

Richard Nixon

11

Deacon

Jimmy CarterImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carter_and_Sadat_White_House2.jpg

Jimmy Carter

10

Rawhide

Ronald ReaganImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Reagan_speaking_in_Minneapolis_1982.jpg

Ronald Reagan

9

Muse

Melania TrumpImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Melania_and_Donald_Trump_smile_at_each_other_during_the_58th_Presidential_Inauguration,_Jan._20,_2017.jpg

Melania Trump

8

Evergreen

Hillary ClintonImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/24338774540

Hillary Clinton

7

Celtic

Joe BidenImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Biden_Obama.jpg

Joe Biden

6

Hoosier

Mike PenceImage: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/29241696123

Mike Pence

5

Renaissance

Michelle ObamaImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:First_Lady_Michelle_Obama_thanks_U.S._Department_of_Agriculture_(USDA)_employees_for_their_service_and_dedication_at_the_Jefferson_Auditorium,_USDA_on_Friday,_May_3,_2013_(Pic_3).jpg

Michelle Obama

4

Halo

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II

3

Principle

Prince CharlesImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prince_Charles.jpg

Prince Charles

2

Kittyhawk

Queen Elizabeth IIImage: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barack_Obama_Michelle_Obama_Queen_Elizabeth_II_Buckingham_Palace_London.jpg

Queen Elizabeth II

1

Napoleon

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra



Information Source: The Secret Service of Alan Kahn, By Steven Scher. Image Credits: 1-2. Public Domain, 3. Dan Marsh via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 2.0, 4. John Paul II via Georgewbush-Whitehouse.archives.gov, 5. Public Domain, 6. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 7. Daniel Schwen via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 4.0, 8. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 9-12. Public Domain, 13. U.S. Embassy New Delhi via Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0, 14. Gage Skidmore via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0, 15. Phil Roeder via Flickr CC BY 2.0, 16. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 17. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 18. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 19. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 20. Mark Taylor via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.0, 21. Center for American Progress Action Fund from Washington, DC via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 2.0, 22. Public Domain, 23. Roger H. Goun via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.0, 24. Gage Skidmore via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0, 25. Public Domain

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