U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost has selected Andrew K. Scharnweber as the new Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for the Buffalo, N.Y. Sector.
A 22 year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, Deputy Chief Scharnweber returns to the Buffalo Sector after most recently serving as an Associate Chief, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Deputy Chief Scharnweber entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1996 as a member of Class 312, and his first duty assignment was at the Tucson Station as a Border Patrol Agent.
In 2003, he transferred to the Fulton Station, now designated as the Oswego Station and rom 2004 to 2007, Deputy Chief Scharnweber served as an Assistant Chief, Law Enforcement Operations Directorate, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
During that time, he also served as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) representative at the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Legislative Affairs.
In 2007, Deputy Chief Scharnweber returned to the field as the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Erie, P.A. Station, before his selection to Associate Chief in 2012.
Deputy Chief Scharnweber has held a variety of leadership positions within key areas of the U.S. Border Patrol that include assignments in the Operational Requirements Management Division and the Liaison Division.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y. and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and is a graduate of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute course.
Buffalo Sector is responsible for securing the water border between ports of entry in New York and Pennsylvania.
In August of 2018, Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced the selection of Deputy Chief Carla L. Provost as the 18th chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.
Chief Provost has served as acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol since April 2017.
(Fox News’ Griff Jenkins sat down with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost for her first exclusive interview after being named the first female chief in the agency’s 94-year history. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Aug 11, 2018.)
“It is my distinct honor to appoint Chief Provost to this position. I have absolute confidence in her experience, leadership, judgment and dedication to lead the Border Patrol, as well as her unwavering commitment to our mission, and our agency.”
Chief Provost has had a distinguished 23-year career in the U.S. Border Patrol, holding a wide variety of supervisory, management, and leadership positions having worked her way up through the ranks in key operational roles in some of the busiest sectors in the country.
She entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1995, as a member of Class 277 and was first assigned as a Border Patrol agent at the Douglas Station in the Tucson Sector.
In 1998, she was promoted to a supervisory Border Patrol agent position, and in 2001 to a field operations supervisor position, and was subsequently promoted to assistant chief patrol agent at the Yuma Sector in 2006.
In 2009, Chief Provost became patrol agent in charge of the Wellton Station in the Yuma Sector.
In 2011, she was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) as deputy chief patrol agent of the El Paso Sector, and was named chief patrol agent for the El Centro Sector in Imperial, California, where she led 1,200 employees and oversaw all operations within her area of responsibility in 2013.
In July 2015, Chief Provost was named deputy assistant commissioner of Internal Affairs, where she oversaw compliance with all CBP-wide programs and policies relating to corruption, misconduct, or mismanagement, and became deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol in 2016.
(Learn More. On August 9, 2018, CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced the selection of Deputy Chief Carla L. Provost as the 18th chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Chief Provost has served as acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol since April 2017. Courtesy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube. Posted on Aug 10, 2018.)