TUCSON, ARIZ.—U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector welcomes Felix Chavez as their new Deputy Chief Patrol Agent (DCPA).
DCPA Chavez returns to the Tucson Sector from Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Deputy Division Chief of Operations for the entire nation and was involved in the development and implementation of the 2012-2016 National Border Patrol Strategic Plan. He is well acquainted with the challenges along the Southwest border and the accomplishments of the Tucson Sector.
Chavez entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on July 29, 1985, and was assigned to the Sierra Blanca Station, which at the time was in the El Paso Sector.
In 1990, he successfully completed the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) Selection and Training Course and was promoted to Senior Patrol Agent at the Ramey Station in Puerto Rico later that year.
In December 1993, he transferred to the Tucson Station and was subsequently promoted to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in November 1995; followed by the selection to Field Operations Supervisor in November 1997.
Chavez was promoted to the command position of Patrol Agent in Charge of the Alamogordo Station in the El Paso Sector in July 2002; then to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent at El Paso Sector Headquarters in August 2007.
After his tenure in El Paso Sector, Chavez was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service and accepted the position of Deputy Chief of the Operations Division at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in May 2011.
Chavez is a graduate of Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, where he earned a BA in Organizational Management. He attended the Executive Institute at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and the Customs and Border Protection Command Leadership Academy.
Chavez says the development and investment in people is of the utmost importance, so he volunteers as a formal mentor to CBP employees through the CBP Leadership Institute. He is married and has three daughters.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.