Erik Moncayo

Erik Moncayo has over 25 years of Federal Government service in the areas of security, intelligence and analysis, international relations, training and employee development, and organizational design and management. He began his federal career with the U.S. Border Patrol in February 1996 in Douglas, Arizona. Mr. Moncayo most recently served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for CBP’s Office of International Affairs (INA), where he provided executive leadership in planning short and long-range strategies, activities, and projects with national and international impact. With Mr. Moncayo’s years of federal service in leadership positions throughout CBP, he brings extensive experience, expertise, and insights to the CT Strategies team.

Previous Positions

Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Chief of Staff, Security Joint Task Force – West,   Department of Homeland Security 

Operations Chief, Security Joint Task Force – West, Department of Homeland Security 

CBP Attaché Panama, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Division Chief of Operation, El Centro Border Patrol Sector, U.S. Border Patrol 

CBP Assistant Attaché Mexico, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 

Prior to his position at INA, he served as a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in Douglas, Arizona, and Charleston, South Carolina and as Assistant Chief at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters. He also served as Patrol Agent in Charge of the El Centro, California, Border Patrol Station and as Division Chief of Operations for the El Centro Border Patrol Sector. He represented CBP internationally as an Assistant CBP Attaché to Mexico and as the CBP Attaché to Panama. Before returning to INA as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner, he served as the Chief of Staff and Operations Chief for the DHS Joint Task Force – West.

Throughout his career, he successfully negotiated and expanded several noteworthy CBP and DHS initiatives. Mr. Moncayo led the creation and implementation of several station-level best practices in strategic planning, risk management, organizational leadership, and consequence delivery. He steered the design and implementation of several high-profile CBP and DHS international programs related to capacity building, information sharing, joint operations, and trade and travel facilitation. Based on his contributions to DHS mission integration and international security, he received Distinguished Service Awards from DHS, the U.S. Department of State, and the Panamanian National Border Police.  

Mr. Moncayo has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University, Summa Cum Laude. Additionally, he is a graduate of the CBP Leadership Institute at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the DHS Candidate Development Program, Certificate in Key Executive Leadership at the American University. 

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