The Drug Enforcement Administration is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the United States Department of Justice, tasked with combating drug trafficking and distribution within the United States. The DEA is the lead agency for domestic enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act, sharing concurrent jurisdiction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, U. S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security, it has sole responsibility for coordinating and pursuing US drug investigations both domestic and abroad. The Drug Enforcement Administration was established on July 1, 1973, by Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1973, signed by President Richard Nixon on July 28. It proposed the creation of a single federal agency to enforce the federal drug laws as well as consolidate and coordinate the government's drug control activities. Congress accepted the proposal; as a result, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement.
From the early 1970s, DEA headquarters was located at 1405 I Street NW in downtown Washington, D. C. With the overall growth of the agency in the 1980s and a concurrent growth in the headquarters staff, DEA began to search for a new headquarters location. However, then-Attorney General Edwin Meese determined that the headquarters had to be located in close proximity to the Attorney General's office. Thus, in 1989, the headquarters relocated to 600–700 Army-Navy Drive in the Pentagon City area of Arlington, near the Metro station with the same name. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh attacked the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City because it housed regional offices for the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Explosives, DEA, all of which had carried out raids that he viewed as unjustified intrusions on the rights of the people. Subsequently, the DEA headquarters complex was classified as a Level IV installation under United States federal building security standards, meaning it was to be considered a high-risk law enforcement target for terrorists.
Security measures include hydraulic steel roadplates to enforce standoff distance from the building, metal detectors, guard stations. In February 2003, the DEA established a Digital Evidence Laboratory within its Office of Forensic Sciences; the DEA is headed by an Administrator of Drug Enforcement appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U. S. Senate; the Administrator reports to the Attorney General through the Deputy Attorney General. The Administrator is assisted by a Deputy Administrator, the Chief of Operations, the Chief Inspector, three Assistant Administrators. Other senior staff include the Chief Counsel; the Administrator and Deputy Administrator are the only presidentially-appointed personnel in the DEA. DEA's headquarters is located in Virginia across from the Pentagon, it maintains its own DEA Academy located on the Marine Corps Base Quantico at Quantico, Virginia along with the FBI Academy. It maintains 23 domestic field divisions with 222 field offices and 92 foreign offices in 70 countries.
With a budget exceeding $3 billion, DEA employs 10,169 people, including 4,924 Special Agents and 800 Intelligence Analysts. Becoming a Special Agent or Intelligence Analyst with the DEA is a competitive process. Administrator Deputy Administrator Human Resource Division Career Board Board of Professional Conduct Office of Training Operations Division Aviation Division Office of Operations Management Special Operations Division Office of Diversion Control Office of Global Enforcement Office of Financial Operations Intelligence Division Office of National Security Intelligence Office of Strategic Intelligence Office of Special Intelligence El Paso Intelligence Center OCDETF Fusion Center Financial Management Division Office of Acquisition and Relocation Management Office of Finance Office of Resource Management Operational Support Division Office of Administration Office of Information System Office of Forensic Science Office of Investigative Technology Inspection Division Office of Inspections Office of Professional Responsibility Office of Security Programs Field Divisions and Offices As of 2017 there were 4,650 special agents employed by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
DEA agents' starting salary is $49,746–$55,483. After four years working as an agent, the salary jumps to above $92,592. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, recruits must complete an 18-week rigorous training which includes lessons in firearms proficiency, weapons safety, tactical shooting, deadly-force decision training. In order to graduate, students must maintain an academic average of 80 percent on academic examinations, pass the firearms-qualification test demonstrate leadership and sound decision-making in practical scenarios, pass rigorous physical-task tests. Upon graduation, recruits earn the title of DEA Special Agent; the DEA excludes from consideration job applicants who have a history of any use of narcotics or illicit drugs
The Angelo State Rams baseball team represents Angelo State University in NCAA Division II college baseball. The team was resurrected in 2005 after a long hiatus because of continued student requests and support; the team belongs to the Lone Star Conference and plays home games at Foster Field, an on-campus field. The field was constructed in 2000 and features 4,200 seats, a Triple-A lighting system and an inning-by-inning scoreboard with a video display, it features major league style dugouts and locker rooms and a complete training facility, making it one of the most modern facilities in NCAA Division II college baseball. In 2015 2.1 million dollars of renovations were made to the facility, including adding an AstroTurf playing field, all new blue chair back seats, padding the outfield wall. In addition the ASU Sports Complex consists of two NCAA regulation fields used for practice, along with indoor practice facilities; the Rams only coach has been Kevin Brooks. The only coach in ASU baseball history, he has a 219-134 Lone Star Conference record and a 14-11 record in five trips to the NCAA postseason.
The Rams are the only Lone Star Conference team to make the College World Series and Brooks has taken them there three in only 12 seasons. The Rams have won the Lone Star Conference tournament championship two times, including the 2015 LSC Championship when the team swept their way to the title and in 2012, his list of accomplishments includes the LSC South Division title in 2006, the Lone Star Conference and NCAA Division II South Central Regional titles in 2007,2015, 2016, a semifinal appearance in the 2009 South Central Regional tournament and the LSC regular season and tournament championships in 2012. He has coached over 100 All-Lone Star Conference selections, 40 All-Region picks and 23 All-American selections. Brooks has prepared his players for the next level as 22 former Rams have played or are playing professional baseball, including 7 in the last 2 years. In 2016, the Rams once again won the regular season Lone Star Conference title and swept their way to the D2 World Series winning 4 straight games at the South Central Regional to advance in back to back years, a feat never accomplished before in the South Central region.
In 2015, Brooks and the Rams advanced to the College World Series for the second time in program history this past season after sweeping their way through the LSC Championship and winning the NCAA DII South Central Championship by taking four straight elimination games for their second regional title. The Rams earned a 5-0 win over Wilmington in the College World Series, but were eliminated with a pair of losses to Henderson State; the 2015 team set multiple records, including running off a 15-game winning streak at the beginning of the season and the pitching staff had a program-low 3.11 ERA. Paxton DeLaGarza, Steve Naemark, Blake Bass and J. C. Snyder were each named All-Americans, while David Goggin earned the Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year and was named the NCAA DII Baseball ELITE 89 winner for having the best GPA at the National Finals. ASU had 13 players earn LSC postseason honors, highlighted by Naemark being named the LSC Pitcher of the Year and DeLaGarza the LSC Player of the Year.
Both players were in their first year in the program. Finishing the season with a 42-18 record, ASU and Brooks have now compiled five seasons of 40 or more wins. Brooks led the Rams to the NCAA DII South Central tournament for the fourth time in 2013 with an at-large bid as the region's fourth seed. ASU went 1-2 at the tournament, including a 9-1 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville before a 7-6 loss in 13 innings ended its season; the 2013 Rams included 10 players who were honored with LSC postseason awards and Lee Neumann who earned the ABCA/Rawlings South Central Player of the Year and was named an All-American for the second straight season. Andrew LaCombe, the LSC's first-team catcher, earned first-team Capital One Academic All-American honors; the Rams went 37-21 to win 30 or more games for the eighth time in program history. Under Brooks’ guidance, the 2012 Rams went 20-8 in LSC play and celebrated the LSC tournament title on their home field. ASU stole 105 bases; the pitching staff had an earned run average of 3.87 in 457.2 innings of work and limited opponents to a.270 batting average.
The Rams outscored their opponents 409-241 in the course of the 57-game season. ASU owned its home field; the 2007 Rams finished with a 51-20 mark and set five individual and seven team Lone Star Conference records along the way. The program itself set a new record by reaching the Division-II College World Series in only its third season of existence, the fastest such trip in NCAA history. Brooks’ Rams have only finished lower than second in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament once since the ASU program was revived in 2005 and he earned the Sportsman of the Year award from the San Angelo Standard-Times for his outstanding leadership and success on the field in 2007. Prior to his arrival at Angelo State, Brooks was an assistant coach at Hardin-Simmons University from 2000–03 and an assistant coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio in 2000. Preceding that, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M in 1999 helping the Aggies to the Big XII title in their run to the NCAA Division I College World Series.
He served as an assistant coach at the University of Incarnate Word from 1994-1998 and lent his knowledge to the Jayhawk League where he worked as a summer coach in 1993 and for the Hays Larks in 1995. In Brooks’ 20 years of coaching experience, he coached Major League Baseball National League All-Star Lance Berkman when he played summer ball for the Hays Larks. With Brooks’ guidance
Ataru Moroboshi is a fictional character and the protagonist of Rumiko Takahashi's manga and anime series Urusei Yatsura. Born in April on Friday the 13th, the same day as a major earthquake, Cherry has referred to him as a carrier of bad luck seen in this world; as he grows up, Ataru became a bane on the town of Tomobiki thanks to his legendary misfortune, which has attracted all kinds of weirdos and aliens. As a child, he was lecherous, but he had a constant friend in Shinobu Miyake, who became his girlfriend by the time the manga began. Despite the steady date, Ataru continued to flirt with other women, but all this changed one day when government agents took him to his house to explain a crisis that only he could remedy. Once he arrived, he met a gorgeous bikini-clad alien princess, for the first time. Ataru had been randomly selected by a computer to represent mankind in a game of tag with the fate of the Earth on the line. Lum herself represented the invading Oni race. Unable to catch the flying beauty, Shinobu promised to marry him.
Determined to do "the stuff that married people do", he succeeded in catching Lum by stealing her bikini top and grabbing her horns when she tried to get it back. In his moment of triumph, Ataru loudly declared "Now I can get married!!" However, Lum mistook this as a proposal to herself, which she accepted, the two were engaged. Ataru is a 17-year-old student at Tomobiki High School, Class 2-4, he is lecherous and irreverent, tries to escape from his classwork due to laziness. Whenever he sees or hears a pretty girl, he asks for her address and telephone number, but never succeeds, he chases after and tries to grope every woman, except his "wife" Lum Invader, no matter what the situation. However, it is revealed on several occasions that she is the only one he loves which he vehemently denies at any opportunity. Despite this, he treats her like a nuisance and disobeys her; as a form of irony, he is rather prudish about other matters, becoming outraged at the idea of his mom having an affair with Rei.
Despite his behaviour towards women, he is remarkably chivalrous at other times claiming that if he hurt so much as one woman he couldn't call himself a man, something which the girls in his class all acknowledge. Despite how stupid he seems, Ataru displays remarkable intelligence when escaping from Lum. At times he appears to be superhuman, with the durability of a cockroach and the rejuvenation of a lizard, possessing remarkable tenacity for a boy of his age and physique when trying to achieve something; as a result, he never gives up on his girl hunting, no matter how many times he fails or how badly Lum shocks him. Ataru is very fast, can be seen wearing a track uniform; this blinding speed comes in handy. Ataru has let his good side shine through, most notably when he took care of the class caterpillar everyone else hated it, when he went on a date with the ghost of a sick girl who had admired him from afar, but because of his reputation as a lecherous idiot, most of the cast is surprised whenever he does such a thing, believing that something is wrong with him.
Actions like these, reveal his true personality, which may be the reason Lum fell in love with him despite his many flaws. A running gag throughout the series due to the fact, they will automatically believe he is the reason Lum is upset or has left for a period of time, despite the fact he had nothing to do with it. In the beginning he is cold-hearted towards Lum and sees her as a nuisance preventing him from girl hunting, but by the time of the story "A Night Alone!!" he was okay with sharing a bed with her. Though he may not seem to care for her, it is clear that Lum is the only one he cares for, something that she is grateful for, she just wishes. In the story "The Gloves of Love and War", in which he accidentally puts on boxing gloves that force him to grab and punch anyone who gets close enough to him, he continuously puts his own face in front of Lum's each time she gets too close, punching himself instead; this is just one of many instances when Ataru does everything he can to protect Lum from physical harm.
When faced with the prospect of losing Lum, Ataru goes all-out to try to prevent it from happening at the expense of his own health. Near the end of the series, in the story introducing Inaba, he decides to protect the future where he and Lum get married after he sees how happy she is in this future. In Ataru's own ideal future, he had a harem containing every prominent female in the cast, but he decided to abandon it after he learned that Lum would not be with him, further signifying the love he has for her, but once the danger has passed, he goes back to his girl. So, the fact that he sacrifices himself to rescue Lum is enough to prove he cares; when she leaves for an extended period of time, he becomes depressed and lonely in her absences. As highlighted in the final story arc, where faced with the prospective of losing Lum and all his memories of her he refuses to give in her request of a proper love declaration, most the friction between Lum and Ataru stems from their clashing personalities: while Lum is utterly naïve and innocent about Earth customs and uses, but still wishes to be a proper and mature wife for Ataru and a prim daughter-in-law for her family, At