New Border Patrol Chief takes command in Spokane Sector

Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez

Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez

SPOKANE – U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher has officially transferred command of the Spokane Sector to Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez.

The Spokane Sector covers Eastern Washington, including the Oroville and Curlew Stations, as well as the Idaho and western Montana region. The transfer was made during an event held at the Armed Forces Center at Fairchild Air Force Base with Border Patrol agents, community members and law enforcement and military partners in attendance.

“I am humbled and honored to assume this important leadership role and serve with the men and women who form the Spokane Sector,” said Chief Patrol Agent Chavez. “Our border security mission is one of national security and one that requires an integrated approach by our local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement and community partners.

Chief Chavez comes to Spokane Sector from the Sand Diego, Calif. region, where she was the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station and had operational command and control of more than 385 Border Patrol agents and support staff. During her tenure in San Diego Sector, she also served as Assistant Patrol Agent at the San Diego Sector Headquarters. In this capacity she had management oversight of station enforcement operations and administration of specialized programs. Prior to her assignment to Sand Diego, she served as an Assistant Chief at the Office of the Border Patrol at U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Washington, D.C.

“I look forward to sustaining a close partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and our local agencies and continue strengthening our intelligence and information fusion to maximize our situational awareness in all threat environments,” she said.

Chavez is a graduate of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Senior Fellows Program. She is married and both are originally from the South Texas region.