Mr. Art Morgan is a Consultant at Command Group. Mr. Morgan brings extensive experience from his years at U.S Customs Service, now U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). During his four decades of service, Mr. Morgan advanced rapidly from journeyman inspector (now called officer), to Director of Inspection and Control, Port Director in a major seaport/airport, Director of the CBP Academy, and Mission Support Director.
From 2009 to 2011 Mr. Morgan managed the Mission Support portion of the Seattle Field Office. In this position, he oversaw budget, human resources, training, logistics, internal controls, and facilities for an area stretching from Washington to Minnesota with approximately 2000 employees, sixty-four ports of entry, and a budget approaching $24 million. He oversaw the extremely rapid construction of twenty-one (of thirty-five nationwide) replacement Port of Entry facilities funded by the economic stimulus funding of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Prior to his work in the Seattle Field Office, Mr. Morgan was detailed to CBP Headquarters where he designed and directed the hardening of our southern border Ports of Entry in response to the ever increasing drug-related violence on the Mexican side. This initiative, which included procurement of infrastructure, selection of more powerful weapons, training of officers, and negotiation among a dozen entities within and outside the agency, is the basis of the program currently in use at land ports on both U.S. borders.
In 2000, Mr. Morgan moved to the agency’s Academy for basic and advanced training located at the Federal Law Enforcement Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia. He was promoted to Director of the USCS Academy and then to Director of the CBP Academy. Mr. Morgan planned, directed, and implemented the merging of basic training programs of the three former agencies that were combined to form CBP into one course appropriate for all new hires of the new agency. Following the events of 9/11, Mr. Morgan directed this new academy through a massive growth period, during which the number of newly hired trainees surged to over 5,000 from the previous base of 1,000 per year.
Prior to his tenure at the Federal Law Enforcement Center, Mr. Morgan directed large inspection operations in Hawaii and Washington state from 1985 until 1995, after which he was appointed as the Port Director of the U. S. Customs Port of Seattle, Washington. In this position, he led enforcement operations directed against smuggling and fraud and was responsible for the facilitation of legitimate trade through the major air and seaports of SeaTac Airport, Seattle, and Tacoma.
Mr. Morgan served in the U. S. Navy Reserves. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He later earned a Masters in Management from National Lewis University in Washington D.C.
Mission Support Director,
Seattle Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Academy
Director, U.S. Customs & Border Protection Academy
Area Port Director, Seattle, WA, U.S. Customs Service
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