Andrew K. Scharnweber is an Associate Chief with the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, DC. He leads the Liaison Division responsible for providing support to internal and external stakeholders. He previously held a command position with the Operational Requirements Management Division responsible for validating operational requirements through test, evaluation, and user feedback.
Associate Chief Scharnweber entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1996 as a member of Class 312. His first duty assignment as a Border Patrol Agent was at the Tucson Station. He promoted to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent in 2001. In December 2003, he transferred to the Fulton Station (since moved and renamed the Oswego Station). From December 2004 to October 2007, Associate Chief Scharnweber served as an Assistant Chief in the Law Enforcement Operations Directorate at U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, DC. During that time, he also served as the CBP representative at the DHS Office of Legislative Affairs. Associate Chief Scharnweber returned to the field as the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Erie Station (Buffalo Sector) in October 2007. Associate Chief Scharnweber was promoted to his current position in November 2012.
Associate Chief Scharnweber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He has also successfully completed the CBP Command Leadership Institute course of study. Associate Chief Scharnweber and his wife Stephanie have four children and reside in Alexandria, VA.