Source: CBP- Washington
Provided by BASC
Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced last week the selection of Mr. Robert E. Perez for the Senior Executive Service position of Executive Assistant Commissioner, CBP Operations Support Office, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Perez previously served as the Acting Executive Assistant Commissioner for Operations Support, providing oversight and executive direction to experts, analysts, and innovators who enable front line operators and strengthen mission execution of CBP. In addition to enhancing daily CBP operations, Mr. Perez led Operations Support as it supported CBP’s response to emerging threats and operational challenges, such as the opioid crisis, special security events, and national emergencies.
Mr. Perez also served as the Director of Field Operations (DFO) for CBP's New York Field Office. And DFO and Port Director in Detroit, Michigan, the busiest commercial truck border crossing in North America, and the busiest privately owned vehicle border crossing between the United States and Canada. Prior to his arrival in Michigan in 2005, Mr. Perez served as the first Director of the Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, C-TPAT, in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Perez started his career with the U.S. Customs Service in 1992 as a Customs Inspector in Newark, New Jersey, and is a career member of the Senior Executive Service. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey and is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
For BASC it’s a great honor to congratulate Mr. Perez on his new position and wish him great success. Mr. Perez has been linked to the BASC Organization since its beginnings. Thanks to his leadership and support while being in the U.S Customs Service in the mid-nineties, BASC was given to the private sector to continue the program and Commitment of so many companies in the Americas.