EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — US Customs and Border Protection Santa Teresa Port Director Tony Hall II was formally sworn in Tuesday, January 10, at the CBP Field Operations Command Transfer Ceremony at Santa Teresa High School.
Family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries gathered as Hall took the oath during the ceremony.
“I am honored to represent CBP and the Port of Santa Teresa as the new Port Director,” Hall said.
“The agency has given me a huge responsibility and I look forward to working with the local Santa Teresa/San Jeronimo community and our law enforcement colleagues in southern New Mexico,” Hall added.
As Director of the Port, Hall will lead operations and enforcement, and provide managerial and administrative oversight to CBP employees, agricultural specialists, and dog handlers working with local port operations.
“I am proud to work with an incredible team of dedicated officers assigned to the port of entry in Santa Teresa. I am confident that our team will rise to the challenge and continue to defend our country,” Hall said. “I am happy that I was able to share this day with my family, friends and colleagues.”
Hall is an El Paso native and product of UTEP who began his career with the Office of Field Operations (OFO) in 2006 as a CBP officer assigned to the Port of San Ysidro, California.
During his tenure, he has held various leadership roles including: CBP Supervisory Officer; assistant director of the Port of Columbus; watch commander in the port of San Isidro; Head of Oversight Program at CBP Headquarters; port director at the Port of Columbus; and most recently the Director of Border Security at the National Security Council in Washington, D.C.