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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Air and Marine Operations Leadership and Organization

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is led by Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner Edward E. Young and Acting Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner Stephen Boyer.  AMO is organized into three primary directorates:

  • Operations;
  • Training, Safety and Standards; and
  • Mission Support.

The Operations directorate deploys aircraft, vessels, and personnel to air and marine branches and units throughout the country to provide rapid air and marine response capabilities.

  • Northern Region is responsible for a nearly 4,000-mile boundary between the U.S. and Canada running from Washington State to Maine, including the Great Lakes region.  It is comprised of the Bellingham Air and Marine Branch, Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch, and Manassas Air Branch.
  • Southeast Region is responsible for over 2,000 miles of mostly water border on the southeast coast of the continental United States and Puerto Rico.  It is comprised of the Caribbean Air and Marine Branch, Jacksonville Air and Marine Branch, Miami Air and Marine Branch, and New Orleans Air and Marine Branch.
  • Southwest Region is responsible for over 2,000 miles of border with Mexico, as well as along the western coast of the U.S.  It is comprised of the El Paso Air Branch, Laredo Air Branch, McAllen Air and Marine Branch, San Diego Air and Marine Branch, Tucson Air Branch, Uvalde Air Branch, and Yuma Air Branch.

There are also two unique entities under Operations: National Air Security Operations (NASO) and the Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC).  NASO and AMOC are equivalent to a region.

AMOC is a state-of-the-art, multi-domain law enforcement and operations center located at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California.  AMOC uses sophisticated technology to detect, identify, track, and direct the interdiction of suspect aviation and maritime targets in the Western Hemisphere.  Under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-25), the AMOC shall "manage the air and maritime domain awareness of the Department." AMOC integrates data from hundreds of domestic and internal radars and optical sensors.  Satellite operations centers are located in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

NASO is responsible for countering threats at and beyond the border using strategic aerial platforms such as the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft and unmanned aircraft system.  National Air Security Operations Centers are located in Jacksonville, Florida; Corpus Christi, Texas; Sierra Vista, Arizona; and Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Training, Safety and Standards directorate is responsible for the oversight and implementation of AMO national training policies and procedures as well as overseeing the delivery of advanced aviation, maritime safety, law enforcement and leadership training.  Within the directorate, an air training center is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a marine training center is located in St. Augustine, Florida.

The Mission Support directorate is responsible for managing acquisitions and resources including people, money, and assets.  Within the directorate, a marine center providing comprehensive vessel maintenance, logistics, and sustainment services for all CBP vessels is located in St. Augustine, Florida.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2017