College of Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Real Talk with CJ: Senior Special Agents William "Billy" Gibson and Justin Marshall

Tuesday Jan 26, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

William Gibson enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989 through 1997, both active and reserve components, and was activated for Operation Desert Storm where he served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. From 1991 - 1997, Cpl Gibson was deactivated and released to the reserves 1/23rd Marines in Houston, TX. During that time, he became a full-time student at Sam Houston State University, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1995.

In 1996, Gibson joined the US Customs Service, then transferred to the US Postal Service Office of the Inspector General in 1998. In 2001, he returned to the US Customs Service in Dallas, Texas, and also joined the Air Force Reserves as a Special Agent for the Office of Special Investigations. He was assigned to the Anti-Terrorist Specialty Team, which handled counter intelligence operations and personal protection details of generals and dignitaries. He was activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom, where he was deployed to Baghdad for 5 months handling highly classified HUMINT operations. Currently, Billy Gibson is a Senior Special Agent with the Dept of Homeland Security, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement assigned to the North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force and a member of the Special Response Team.

Justin Marshall is from Baytown, TX. He attended Lee College then transferred to Sam Houston State, where he majored in Criminal Justice and graduated in 1996 with a 3.90 GPA. He was hired immediately by the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Special Agent under the Outstanding Scholar Program. He has been with INS, now ICE, since 1996 and is a Senior Special Agent assigned to the North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force (HIDTA/OCDETF). He is also a certified member of the Special Response Team where he serves as a training coordinator and assistant team leader. Marshall has received numerous awards and letters of achievement while employed by ICE/INS and recently led a multi-agency task force into the dismantlement of a high-level drug cartel cell operating in the Northern Texas area which resulted in numerous arrests and seizures.


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