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. Chief Manjarrez’ skills continue to be recognized by the Department of Homeland Security in the area of developing complex, efficient, and comprehensive border security programs. Dr. Manjarrez earned his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. In addition, Dr. Manjarrez is also a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows Program. He has received more than $2 million research funding from federal grants as a principal or co-principal investigator. His primary area of study is the homeland security enterprise with research topics that include: professional development, organizational system analysis, border security system assessments, and issues related to legitimate trade and travel.