TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector is welcoming new Deputy Chief Patrol Agent, Felix Chavez.
DCPA Chavez is returning 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.
He also 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 1993, he transferred to the Tucson Station and was subsequently promoted to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in Nov. 1995; followed by the selection of Field Operations Supervisor in Nov. 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 Assistant Chief Patrol Agent at El Paso Sector Headquarters in August 2007.
After his tenure in El Paso, 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 states that the development and investment in people is the utmost importance, so he volunteers as a formal mentor to CBP employees through the CBP Leadership Institute.