Anthony (Tony) Holladay is the Division Chief, Law Enforcement Operational Programs, at the Blaine Sector, U.S. Border Patrol in Blaine, Washington. DC Holladay provides leadership and oversight for Blaine Sectors operational and administrative programs.
Tony began his civilian Federal Service on July 29, 1996, with the U.S. Border Patrol in the San Diego Sector at the Temecula, California Border Patrol Station. He has over 26 years of law enforcement experience, and excels at building relationships with other agencies on both sides of the international border. His work in Blaine Sector includes numerous beneficial relationships within the local community and congressional offices.
As an agent in Temecula, he worked checkpoint operations, performed duties as a Field Training Officer and Explorer Advisor. He received numerous accolades, including an Agent of the Year Award from the Temecula Valley Women’s Federated for his work with Explorer Program and a Special Congressional Recognition Award.
DC Holladay accepted a transfer and promotion to Senior Patrol Agent (SPA) in January, 2002, at the Indio Border Patrol Station. As an SPA, he performed checkpoint duties, was a Field Training Officer, ATV Instructor, and ENFORCE Instructor. He was also instrumental in starting the Indio Station’s Intelligence Unit. Tony promoted to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in September of 2003. As a first-line supervisor he had oversight over several shifts, the Field Training Program, Intelligence and facilities. In 2008, he promoted to Assistant Chief at Headquarters, Border Patrol, in Washington, DC. While at HQ, Tony was assigned to the Strategic Planning, Policy and Analyses Division, Planning Branch. He had oversight over the Operational Requirement Based Budgeting Program and military planning efforts. He was assigned to the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) Liaison as a DHS Subject Matter Expert. In July 2010, he was promoted to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in the Blaine Sector. He is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner and Use of Force Incident Team Member.
Prior to joining the Border Patrol, he was a Security Police Officer/Law Enforcement Specialist in the United States Air Force for 6 years. He received 2 Air Force Commendation Medals and 2 Air Force Achievement Medals. He deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He focused on community involvement, starting a bike patrol unit geared towards increasing public relations and mentoring young adults.
Tony Holladay is 46-years old and is a native of California. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 25 years, have two children, Nathan, 19 and Rachel, 15, and reside in Bellingham, Washington. His hobbies include fly fishing and hunting. He will graduate in 2017 from the University of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Criminal Justice concentration.
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