Marty Raybon named CBP Detroit field operations director

Marty C. Raybon has been appointed as the Director of Field Operations for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Detroit Field Office. In this role, Raybon will oversee a team exceeding 1,600 members, with his duties encompassing the implementation of anti-terrorism measures, oversight of both cargo and traveler processing, agricultural inspections, as well as trade enforcement and facilitation across Michigan’s entry points. This includes operations at land borders, airports, rail systems, and maritime locations.

Under Raybon’s leadership, critical entry points like the Ambassador Bridge, the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, and the soon-to-be-opened Gordie Howe International Bridge will be under his jurisdiction. Notably, the Ambassador Bridge is a major conduit for nearly a third of the commercial traffic between Canada and the U.S., ranking as the country’s second busiest land border crossing.

Before assuming this position, Raybon contributed significantly as the executive director for CBP’s National Targeting Center in Sterling, Virginia. There, he played a pivotal role in the advanced analysis of potential threats and fostered collaboration across federal, state, local, and international levels to counteract such threats globally.

Raybon’s extensive experience in federal law enforcement began in 1999 as a canine enforcement officer with the U.S. Customs Service, initially focusing on the southwest border. His career trajectory has seen him take on roles such as the Port Director of New York/Newark, where he managed operations at one of the nation’s most critical ports, and various acting director positions within the CBP. His academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wayland Baptist University, and he has also served in the U.S. Air Force, underscoring his commitment to national service.–Web Desk