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Benigno G. Reyna (Ben Reyna) was appointed October 29, 2001, by President George W. Bush as Director of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), "America's oldest federal law enforcement agency," and was officially in charge on December 5, 2001. 
- "In 1997, Director Reyna was appointed to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education by then-Governor George W. Bush. In 2000 he was appointed the Presiding Officer, remaining in office until his appointment as Director of the U.S. Marshals Service," according to his U.S. Department of Justice profile.
- "Since 1997 he has also assisted the United States Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Texas as a law enforcement advisor, offering solutions to law enforcement problems and helping develop a one-of-a-kind data sharing system to benefit area police agencies.
- "Through his participation in the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Counter-drug Technology Assessment Center's (CTAC), Law Enforcement Technology Transfer Program, Reyna led the creation and implementation of a multi-law enforcement agency radio interoperability communications system." 
- Reyna is a former Chief of Police of Brownsville, Texas, 1995-2001, after serving 25 years with the Brownsville Police Department. 
- "He received his BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas-Pan American, further enhancing his law enforcement credentials by graduating from the FBI National Academy in 1991." 
Related SourceWatch Resources
- "Deputy busted Investigation leads to drug arrests," Brownsville Herald (Texas), October 3, 1997.
- Press Release: "Attorney General Ashcroft Applauds White House Nominee for Director of U.S. Marshals," Department of Justice, July 19, 2001.
- "Benigno Reyna becomes new director of the Marshals Service," The Marshals Monitor (USMS), November 1, 2001.