Former US Commissioner & Secret Service Director
United States of America
William Ralph Basham, Jr. is an American law enforcement official who served as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, director of the United States Secret Service, director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, and chief of staff of the Transportation Security Administration. In 2008, Basham was conferred the rank of Distinguished Executive by former U.S. President George W. Bush, and was awarded the Founder's Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Border Patrol Foundation in 2013. Upon leaving government service in April 2009, Basham founded Command Consulting Group, a Washington, D.C.-based international advisory firm which provides security advisory services to government clients and works with companies with security related products and services to develop and market products to federal security agencies.