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FLETC Welcomes Benjamine C. Huffman as New Director

Director Benjamine C.  Huffman
For Immediate Release

GLYNCO, GA - The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is pleased to announce Benjamine C. Huffman as Director. He is the seventh named Director since FLETC’s inception in 1970. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside so many talented men and women as the Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers – the world’s premier law enforcement training institution. I will lead with the same integrity my good friend Tom Walters has led FLETC with for the past six years,” said Director Huffman.

Huffman brings more than three decades of service to our nation. Prior to joining FLETC, he was the Acting Deputy Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). In this role, Huffman ensured the frontline was equipped with the personnel, tools, and information they needed, improving the agency’s collective capacity to adapt and respond to an ever-changing environment.

Before becoming Acting Deputy Commissioner for CBP, Huffman served as the Acting Chief Operating Officer for CBP. In this position, Huffman served as the Executive Assistant Commissioner of Enterprise Services. He led 4,500 employees who provided critical support to include financial management, facilities and assets, information and technology, human resources, training and development, and accountability to CBP’s more than 60,000 employee workforce and their operations.

Huffman has spent more than three decades serving in many roles across the U.S. Border Patrol. In 2014, he joined the Senior Executive Service and was named Deputy Chief of the El Paso Sector, which encompassed more than 125,000 square miles in New Mexico and Texas. Before leading Enterprise Services, Huffman was the Chief of the Strategic Planning and Analysis Directorate at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, where he led the U.S. Border Patrol’s strategic planning efforts to implement several Presidential priorities.

“Law Enforcement is a noble and honorable profession. Every day at FLETC, we join our law enforcement partners in the vital task of equipping the next generation of law enforcement to thrive in the field,” said Director Huffman. “I am humbled and honored to lead the men and women of such an extraordinary organization. Together we will continue to ensure frontline personnel are armed with the tools, resources, and skills they need to be prepared in the ever-changing operational environment.”

Throughout his career, Huffman served in numerous temporary duty assignments, including Acting Director of the Special Operations Group, where he led CBP's global response team that consists of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) and Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue Unit (BORSTAR). He became a member of BORTAC in 1987 and served in various missions around the world, including Operation Green Blanket, operations in South Africa, and Operation Snowcap in Bolivia.

Huffman is a native of West Texas and entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on February 3, 1985. He graduated from FLETC as a member of Border Patrol Academy Class 173. 

Huffman holds a master’s degree in Homeland Security from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, a bachelor’s degree in general studies, and an associate degree in criminal justice from South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas. He has also completed the Capstone General and Flag Officer course at the National Defense University and the Senior Managers in Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School.
A component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FLETC provides basic and career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them fulfill their responsibilities safely and proficiently. Through strategic partnerships, FLETC prepares the federal law enforcement community to safeguard the American people, property, and institutions. 

Benjamine C.  Huffman

Director Benjamine C. Huffman
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
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