U.S. Border Patrol Chief, Carla Provost, announced the selection of Matthew J. Hudak to head up the Chief Patrol Agent of the Big Bend Sector.
Hudak will now be responsible for 517 miles of the Southwest Border between Sierra Blanca and Sanderson, Texas. The sector is home to 12 Border Stations including stations in Presidio, Van Horn, Lubbock, Midland, Pecos, and Amarillo.
The Big Bend sector is responsible for the larges geographical area of any sector along the southwest border, covering over 135,000 square miles and 118 counties in Texas and Oklahoma.
Chief Hudak began his career in 1997 when he became an agent at the Harlingen Station in the McAllen sector, now known as the Rio Grande Valley Sector. He’s served in multiple locations and positions including Douglas, AZ, Washington D.C., Cotulla, TX, Laredo, TX, and Del Rio, TX.
Most recently, Hudak served as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector since May 2015.
“I look forward to working with the Border Patrol Agents and professional support staff of the Big Bend Sector as well as all of our community stakeholders and law enforcement partners throughout the region,” said Hudak.
Chief Hudak will be taking over outgoing Chief Patrol Agent Robert L. Boatwright.