DEL RIO – The U.S. Border Patrol is pleased to announce the appointment of Felix Chavez as the new Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector. He assumed the leadership role Oct. 29.

Chief Chavez most recently served as the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of Tucson Sector. His expertise is well-suited for his new and demanding role of managing nine stations, 210 miles of border, and over 48,000 square miles of area. Del Rio Sector employs more than 1,500 agents and support staff.

He began his career in 1985 at the Sierra Blanca Station, in West Texas, and he has promoted to multiple leadership positions in various sectors. Chief Chavez has extensive experience gathered from years of serving in prominent capacities such as Patrol Agent in Charge of the Alamogordo Station and Assistant Chief Patrol Agent at the El Paso Sector. He oversaw national operations as the Deputy Chief of the Operations Division at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C.    

Chief Chavez earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Ashford University and has completed the Executive Institute at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Command Leadership Academy, and the National Defense University Capstone Program.  

“I am honored and look forward to continuing on the tradition of excellence and integrity that is embodied in the men and women of Del Rio Sector,” said Chief Chavez.  “Our mission is clear: we will serve together to secure our border and protect our communities.”

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 keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.