Chief (retired) Victor Manjarrez, Jr. served for more than 20 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. Many of his innovative border security methods and ideas are still the basic cornerstones for the U.S. Border Patrol that are still being utilized today. Throughout Chief Manjarrez’ career in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) he had been tasked with some of the most arduous jobs that the U.S. Border Patrol had to offer because of his skills in developing complex, efficient, and comprehensive border security programs. Mr. Manjarrez received his Bachelor of Arts in Social & Criminal Justice from Ashford University and his Masters of Art Degree in Homeland Security from American Military University. Mr. Manjarrez is also a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of Texas at El Paso.