Carl Truscott

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Carl Joseph Truscott is a security expert and a former Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in the United States Department of Justice under George W. Bush, a position he held from 2004 to 2006.


Truscott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware in 1979, and attended an executive program at Harvard University.[citation needed]


Truscott began his law enforcement career in 1980 as an Investigator for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety.

Soon after, he joined the United States Secret Service where he served for 22 years rising to the position Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Research. [1]

Truscott served as Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division and was responsible for the overall security of the President, the First Family and the White House. He served two tours of duty in the Presidential Protective Division at the White House and protected Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush.

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms[edit]

Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed Truscott head of the ATF in 2004. Truscott was the subject of an Inspector General's Office Report in early 2006. Under Mr. Truscott’s leadership, the bureau reduced violent crime to an historic 30-year low, expanded its role in explosives investigations, developed a National Center for Explosives Training and Research and constructed a new training academy. Most importantly the 5,000 men and women of ATF were able to make effective contributions to the Department of Justice’s highest priority – the prevention of terrorism – through intelligence sharing, investigations, regulation, training, laboratory services and an expanded international presence.

ASERO Worldwide[edit]

Truscott is currently a senior executive at ASERO Worldwide, a security consulting firm.[2]


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