United States Border Patrol Appoints Chief Felix Chavez to Laredo Sector
Laredo, Texas – United States Border Patrol Chief Carla L. Provost appoints Chief Felix Chavez as Interim Chief Patrol Agent for the Laredo Sector.
Felix Chavez was the Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector, prior to his appointment to Interim Chief for Laredo Sector.
Chief Chavez entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on July 29, 1985, as a member of Border Patrol Academy Class 184. His first duty assignment was at the Sierra Blanca Station, which at that time was in the El Paso Sector. In 1990, he successfully completed the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) Selection and Training Course VI.
In November 1995, Chief Chavez was selected as a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent at the Tucson Station, and in November 1997, he accepted the position of Field Operations Supervisor at the Tucson Station. Chief Chavez was promoted to Patrol Agent in Charge of the Alamogordo Station in the El Paso Sector in July 2002, and Assistant Chief Patrol Agent at the El Paso Sector in August 2007.
In May 2011, Chief Chavez was appointed to the Senior Executive Service position of Deputy Chief of the former Operations Division at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, DC. In August 2013, he was selected as the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Tucson Sector.
Chief Chavez is a graduate of Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. He also successfully completed the Executive Institute at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, the CBP Command Leadership Academy, and in 2015, graduated from the National Defense University Capstone program.
The Laredo Sector covers 86,673 square miles in 101 counties, all the way to the Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas borders. The Laredo Sector comprises of a Sector Headquarters and nine stations: Laredo North, Laredo South, Laredo West, Zapata, Cotulla, Hebbronville, Freer, San Antonio, and Dallas.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.