Commissioner William Ralph Basham, Jr. on Dr. Pruthi's Service

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A few quotes from Commissioner William Ralph Basham, Jr.:

  • "This was the largest investigation of its type then and remains today the largest investigation of its type"
  • "Through his efforts we were able to take down an international organization that consisted of over 28 different entities in six different countries around the world"
  • "And had it not been for his ability ... I fear that we would still be working with this problem"
  • "It literally saved billions of dollars in losses around the world"
Mr. W. Ralph Basham Commissioner William Ralph Basham, Jr.
Command Consulting Group, Former U.S. Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Director of the United States Secret Service (USSS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Senior Executive Presidential appointee in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations

Mr. W. Ralph Basham features one of the most distinguished and diverse backgrounds in law enforcement and homeland security in the world today. Over the course of his 38 year career in federal law enforcement, he served in senior leadership positions at four of the eight operational components in what is now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and did so as a Senior Executive Presidential appointee in the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama administrations.

Most recently, Mr. Basham led an agency of over 53,000 employees as Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the nation's largest law enforcement agency and the largest operational component of DHS with overall responsibility for the border security of the United States. During his tenure as Commissioner, CBP embarked on an ambitious initiative to secure the border using state of the art technology such as ground based radar systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and an increased intelligence infrastructure.

Mr. Basham led the agency's successful effort to double the size of the Border Patrol and modernized the way in which law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community work together in their efforts to screen passengers and cargo entering the United States. Mr. Basham led CBP through a period of unprecedented growth and intense public scrutiny on issues like immigration and border security, and managed the challenges of securing the global supply chain and enforcing trade laws while facilitating legitimate commerce. He also oversaw the rapid deployment of billions of dollars worth of assets and tactical infrastructure along the nation's borders.

Prior to becoming Commissioner of CBP, Mr. Basham served as the Director of the United States Secret Service (USSS), where he had overall responsibility for the security of the President, Vice President, all living former Presidents and their families. Mr. Basham has also served as Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and Chief of Staff of the Transportation Security Administration

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