Benjamine "Carry" Huffman is the Executive Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Washington, DC. Enterprise Services provides mission support services, specialized skills, resources, and equipment that enables over 60,000 CBP employees to safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation’s global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel. Enterprise Services is comprised of approximately 5K personnel at 206 locations across the United States and includes eight functional offices: Accountability, Acquisition and Procurement, Facilities and Asset Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Programming, Administrative Services, and Training. The Enterprise Services portfolio includes managing a $17.2B CBP budget, 95 acquisition programs valued at $5B, over 7K facilities, over 24K vehicles, $8.1B in property assets, over 3K hiring actions per year, six national training academies with a throughput of 21K students per year, and an IT infrastructure consisting of a data center supporting over 60K users and 26 mission essential systems.
A native of West Texas, Chief Huffman entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on February 3, 1985, as a member of Border Patrol Academy Class 173. Chief Huffman has spent over three decades serving in many roles across the U.S. Border Patrol, most recently as Chief of the Strategic Planning and Analysis Directorate at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters. He led the strategic planning necessary to implement several Presidential priorities, including maintaining operational control of the southwest border and the implementation of a comprehensive border wall system. Throughout his career he has had numerous temporary duty assignments, including Acting Director of the Special Operations Group, CBP's global response team that consisted of the Border Patrol Tactical (BORTAC) Unit and Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue (BORSTAR) Units. He became a member of BORTAC in 1987 and served in various missions across the Western Hemisphere, including Operation Green Blanket, operations in South Africa, and Operation Snowcap in Bolivia. He joined the Senior Executive Service in January, 2014 and was named Deputy Chief of the El Paso Sector, encompassing more than 125,500 square miles in New Mexico and Texas.
Chief Huffman holds an Master's Degree in Homeland Security from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies, and an Associate's 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.