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 Investigation in early 2006 in regards to lavish spending and misuse of agency resources. He resigned six months later. [2]

ASERO Worldwide[edit]

Truscott is currently a senior executive at ASERO Worldwide, a security consulting firm.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-27. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  2. ^ Report Criticizes Ex-ATF Chief Justice Dept. Inspector General Says Truscott Violated Ethics Rules
  3. ^ Carl Truscott's biography page at employer, ASERO Worldwide, Inc. Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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