Chief Victor M. Manjarrez, Jr. is a Consultant at Command Group. Chief Manjarrez served for more than twenty years in the United States Border Patrol and filled key operational roles both in the field and at headquarters over the course of his extensive homeland security career.
Currently, Chief Manjarrez is the Associate Director of the National Center for Border Security and Immigration (NCBSI) at the University of Texas in El Paso. Chief Manjarrez ensures the day-to-day execution of the Center’s core mission of conducting basic and applied research to develop technologies, tools and advanced methods that balance immigration and trade with effective border security; assess threats and vulnerabilities; improve surveillance and screening; analyze immigration trends; and enhance policy and law enforcements efforts.
Most recently in government, Chief Manjarrez served as the Chief Patrol Agent of Tucson Sector, one of the nation’s most dynamic and challenging border sectors. In this capacity, he oversaw over 4,000 employees and an annual budget of over $500 million dollars. Chief Manjarrez was also primarily responsible for the planning and deployment of tactical infrastructure and personnel in Tucson Sector and was a key field representative in the still ongoing post-SBInet plans for advanced technology deployment on the Southwest Border. Chief Manjarrez is uniquely familiar with Tucson Sector: earlier in his career he filled the roles of Deputy Chief Patrol Agent and Patrol Agent in Charge of two Tucson Sector Border Patrol Stations.
Prior to serving as Chief Patrol Agent of Tucson Sector, Chief Manjarrez served as Chief Patrol Agent of El Paso Sector, another of the U.S. Border Patrol’s most challenging sectors. In 2009, U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Chief Manjarrez as the Acting Director of Counternarcotics Enforcement (CNE), where he was the primary policy advisor to the Secretary for Department-wide counternarcotics issues and responsible for leading DHS in their efforts to monitor and combat illegal drug trafficking and international narco-terrorism. Earlier in his Border Patrol career, Chief. Manjarrez held numerous managerial and supervisory posts at headquarters and in other Border Patrol sectors across the country.
In May 1999, Chief Manjarrez received the U.S. Border Patrol’s award for “Excellence in Management” during the 75th Border Patrol Anniversary event in San Diego, California. Chief Manjarrez received his Bachelor of Arts in Social & Criminal Justice (Summa Cum Laude) from Ashford University. He also earned a Master’s of Art Degree (Cum Laude) in Homeland Security from American Military University. Chief Manjarrez is also a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program as well as a graduate of the Harvard-MIT “Dealing with an Angry Public” Fellows Program.
Chief Patrol Agent, Tucson Sector, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Acting Director of Counternarcotics Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chief Patrol Agent, El Paso Sector, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Associate Chief, Office of Border Patrol Headquarters, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Associate Chief, National Center for Border Security and Immigration, University of Texas at El Paso
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