Mrs. Barreras-Rawls joins the Joint Task Force West team from Tucson Arizona, where she served one of the largest commands as the Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) of both the Tucson Station and Three Points Sub-Station, for the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector.
Mrs. Barreras-Rawls has led many efforts and initiatives, of which she is most proud. She had oversight of the largest station field command within the United States Border Patrol, which involved oversight of over 880 employees and over 4,000 square miles of responsibility. She led the Office of Border Patrol Headquarters and El Paso Sector Red Teams in many exercises. Most recently, she envisioned and created a cultural change within Tucson Sector's field operations by growing small team tactics and refining deployment methodologies. Her leadership efforts resulted in a significant improvement in overall operational effectiveness. As a result, she was nominated for several leadership awards and her FLEX team gained national attention and was awarded the 2018 Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Unit Award.
Mrs. Barreras-Rawls holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University, is a graduate of Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute and the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies Red Team Leaders Course.