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Hi

Mr X was a Secret Service agent working out of the WFO (Washington Field Office).

Does it mean he never worked in the office but always outside of it?
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NewguestHi Mr X was a Secret Service agent working out of the WFO (Washington Field Office). Does it mean he never worked in the office but always outside of it?
No, the meaning of "out of" is "based in" or "from". I hear this quite often when watching UFC (for instance , Mad dog is "fighting out of Austin, Texas").

It means that he's based in Washington (WFO) but does a lot of field work.
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Hi

If "out of" means he's "based in", I would take it to mean that he just works in the Washington Field Office.

How do you know that he often works "in the field"? Does this phrase really imply that? Emotion: smile

By the way: Does WFO just mean that he works in the Secret Service branch in Washington?

So there are different branches of this office for example in NYC, LA etc.?
NewguestHi If "out of" means he's "based in", I would take it to mean that he just works in the Washington Field Office. How do you know that he often works "in the field"? Does this phrase really imply that?

Yes, the phrase implies that.
Newguest By the way: Does WFO just mean that he works in the Secret Service branch in Washington? So there are different branches of this office for example in NYC, LA etc.?

I suppose so.
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