Mr. Barron is a 25 year veteran of the FBI, who retired in 2016 to establish US Traveler Assist. In his 25 years of service, Mr. Barron worked in a variety of domestic and international roles, including program oversight over FBI Legal Attaché Offices in Central and South America and providing overseas support of the Legat program in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. His career began in Tucson and later San Juan where Mr. Barron investigated major Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations operating along the Southwest Border and major Colombian and Dominican Drug Trafficking Organizations importing narcotics through the Commonwealth into the United States (US). Following the events of 9/11, Mr. Barron was appointed by FBI Executive Management as the head of a telephone analysis unit at FBIHQ. In this role Mr. Barron was involved in the review of all aspects communications associated with the 19 hijackers. Mr. Barron’s work led to the identification of other individuals in the US with ties to the al-Qa’ida network.
In 2003, Mr. Barron was promoted to Houston, where he served as the Intelligence Program Manager over the Field Intelligence Group. Later, in 2007, Mr. Barron was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Intelligence Program in the Houston Division and selected as a member of the Strategic Execution Team. In 2008, he was designated a subject matter expert for SET 2.0 and in 2009 made member of the SET Transformation Team ASAC Field Advisory Group. In 2011, Mr. Barron was assigned as ASAC of the Criminal Program in the Houston Division, consisting of White Collar Crime, Violent Crime, Gangs/Criminal Enterprises, Organized Crime and Civil Rights matters.
Mr. Barron has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara (1989) and a Masters Degree in Spanish Literature, University of California at Davis (1991). He received the Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Law Enforcement Community (2004), the HIDTA ISC of the Year Award (2004) and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times (“FBI Races the Clock to Reinvent Itself” - 2006). Mr. Barron was also recipient of the Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to victims of crime (2015).