El Paso, Texas — The first native El Paso, serving as Port Commissioner for US Customs and Border Protection, has taken command of the El Paso Port of Entry.
Port Director Ray Provencio was formally inaugurated Tuesday morning at CBP’s Command Ceremony.
“I am honored and humbled to serve as Commissioner of the Port of El Paso and look forward to leading the men and women of CBP assigned to this facility. It’s very important to our economic security,” said Ray Provencio, director of CBP Port of El Paso. “I will strive to ensure that CBP continues to contribute positively to our communities and will continue to work collaboratively with stakeholders while protecting our communities, the public and our nation from those who wish harm. We pledge to expand the
Port Director Provencio attended UTEP, graduated from the CBP Command Leadership Academy in 2010, graduated from the CBP Leadership Institute in 2018, and is a Career Member of Senior Executive Services. He is married and has three children.
As Port Director, Mr. Provencio will lead operations and enforcement activities at the Bridge of the Americas, Paso del Norte Intersection, SENTRI Lane on Stanton Street, two railroad crossings, and El Paso International Airport. He also oversees CBP employees at these locations, including CBP personnel, agricultural professionals, dog enforcement officers, support personnel, and others.