Carl E. Landrum is the Deputy Chief Patrol Agent (DCPA) of the Yuma Sector – U.S. Border Patrol (USBP). Through a staff of uniformed and civilian personnel, he plans, implements, and directs all facets of the sector-wide enforcement programs. Deputy Landrum develops and implements sector-wide policies and guidance within broad Headquarters and regional-level program objectives. He also recently he served as Chief of Staff of the McChrystal Group, where he was the first-ever Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Senior Executive Service (SES) Candidate
Development Program (CDP) member authorized to complete a developmental assignment in the private sector. There he designed, shaped, and executed strategy while providing executive-level guidance and strategic framing to enhance organizational performance. He oversaw complex leadership development initiatives improving business performance and teaming by establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to evaluate success and track progress.
Deputy Chief Landrum entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in October 1996, as a member of Class 323. He started as a Border Patrol agent at the Brown Field Station and then to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent (SBPA) at Imperial Beach Station, San Diego Sector. As his career progressed, he promoted to Special Agent with the Federal Air Marshal Service in New York City in 2003. In 2005, he promoted to SBPA Course Developer / Instructor at the Border Patrol Academy, where as a class coordinator overseeing 16 academy classes, some 880 trainees. In 2007, he promoted to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in the Headquarters – U.S. Border Patrol, Washington, D.C. In 2011, he promoted to Patrol Agent in Charge of the Cotulla Border Patrol Station. On January 2012, he helped stand up the South Texas Campaign (STC) as the first J3 Assistant Commander – Operations Division. In 2012, he promoted to Patrol Agent in Charge of the Laredo North Border Patrol Station. In 2014, Mr. Landrum promoted to Division Chief at the Laredo Sector Headquarters. He also served as the first Chief of Staff establishing the DHS Joint Task Force West in San Antonio, Texas.
Throughout his 25+ year career, Deputy Chief Landrum has built a body of experience in border security and law enforcement, policy development, national security policy, the study of war, homeland security and the strategy development construct. He has developed near, and mid-term plans and programs to support the strategic direction of the President of the United States, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, examining U.S. interests and policies from geopolitical perspectives, focusing the use of national power, border security, strategy development, and campaign planning on national defense and continental security.
Deputy Chief Landrum attended Baylor University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in San Diego, CA. He holds certificates from the University ofMaryland - Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute and the American University – Key Executive Leadership Program, the DHS Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program. He earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Landrum was the first civilian officer ever selected to attend the Army War College – Advanced Strategic Art Program (ASAP), graduating with honors.
Carl E. Landrum is a native of Victoria, Texas. He resides in Yuma, Arizona.