We are proud to present the Outstanding Ex of 2016
Marcelo Cisneros graduated from Canutillo High School in 1996. After graduation and with a great spirit of service and gratitude, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a field wireman. With pride and due diligence, he served his entire term with the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373. He was Honorably discharged from active duty in September of 2000. After a brief time in the civilian sector and after the attacks of September 11, he felt compelled to respond to the call to service again and joined the Department of Justice (DOJ), Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in May of 2003 as a Detention Enforcement Officer in the Odessa/Midland area. In September of 2003, INS became the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and in December of 2005 he was promoted to Immigration Enforcement Agent. He studied Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration at Park University, obtaining a Bachelors of Science degree in September 2008. In August 2009, he was transferred back to the El Paso area where he vigorously insisted in finding a home in the Canutillo district. In September 2012 he was promoted to Deportation Officer. In August of 2015, Marcelo was promoted to Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer and permanently stationed at the Special Operations Command Center in El Paso, Texas.
Marcelo and Kathy Cisneros have immensely enjoyed each other’s company in marriage for 20 years. They have three children. The oldest, Loren Marie, graduated from Canutillo High School in 2014, Noemi and Marcelo III are current students at Canutillo High School.
Marcelo's sense of service goes far beyond from his professional career. He is active in the community and in his church. Marcelo has volunteered as a coach with the Upper Valley Longhorns and is currently volunteering as a coach for the Westside Warrior Youth Football Team. His hope is to give children an option and keep them off the streets. He utilizes football as a tool to motivate and instill discipline, courage, and commitment in the children.