April 4, 2019 500 AM
BIG BEND – Chief of the United States Border Patrol, Carla Provost, recently announced the selection of Matthew J. Hudak to the position of Chief Patrol Agent of the Big Bend Sector.
Chief Hudak has served with the Border Patrol since 1997 when he began his career at the Harlingen Station in the McAllen Sector (known now as the Rio Grande Valley Sector). Chief Hudak has served in many locations and positions throughout his career to include Douglas, AZ, Washington D.C., Cotulla, TX, Laredo, TX, and Del Rio, TX.
Throughout his 21 years of service, Chief Hudak has had numerous temporary duty assignments, including Laredo Sector’s Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent and DHS Joint Task Force Investigations’ acting Deputy Director. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector since May of 2015.
Chief Hudak has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Central Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University. He has completed several advanced training programs, including the CBP Command Leadership Academy, the CBP Leadership Institute, and the DHS SES Candidate Development Program. Chief Hudak and his wife, Melissa, have two children.
“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.
Big Bend Sector is responsible for 517 miles of the Southwest Border between Sierra Blanca and Sanderson, Texas.