They do have a “curfew.”
They are usually senior enlisted and they are usually the comm’s experts.
They have work hours that are not regular and require early-early report times.
Curfew in the classic sense? No. Curfew in “You need to turn in early because you have a 0230 report in the morning.”
Essentially the same thing.
The Secret Service are arrogant and this incident is not the first and reflects their attitude that they can do anything and get away with everything because, well, they are protecting the president and you have to respect their authority.
This attitude generates tremendous amounts of a “bullet-proof” mentality. Who’s going to challenge them? They will intimidate ALL, intimidate anyone into shutting up and going away: “What are you going to do about it. . .we will arrest you and drag you off and everyone will take our word over yours, we are the Secret Service after all. . .”
They feel rules don’t apply to them, and frankly many rules don’t apply, and if someone gets in their way they run over that person because they can, all in the name of the president.
They have “power” outside the US and THIS makes them think they are invincible.
And, as I’ve written before, political correctness trumps all these days, color and sex over capability-—this means, of the eleven agents sent home at least half would be affirmative-action hires. . . .and lesbo/homosexuals. In other words: perfect targets for blackmail.
But if, as you write, and which makes 100% sense, it's a self-imposed behavior, ( turning in earlier in order to be bright and and bushy-tailed for an early dutyy call) by very senior enlisted....then where's the violation?
To me, it sounds more and more like some in the advance party became aware of some information/actions what would be very harmful to Obama, and rather than rely on the silence and discretion of the USSS and the military staff, the administration launched a premptive strike to discredit them.
If tomorrow, all of these agents signed an affadavit under oath that Obama was ( to use an obvious example) having an affair, Carney would dismiss it as "sour grapes" by agents who were derelict in their duty and of rotten character.