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2006: Air and Marine Joins CBP

CBP air and marine assets on patrol.

With the creation of DHS in 2003, the U.S. Customs Service’s Air and Marine Interdiction Division transitioned to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The following year DHS Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson announced the move of Office of Air and Marine Operations from ICE to CBP.

On November 21, 2005, CBP Commissioner Robert Bonner named Michael Kostelnik as assistant commissioner of the Office of CBP Air.

Kostelnik and Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar jointly announced the consolidation of air and marine assets in the Office of Air and Marine, which became CBP’s third uniformed division on January 17, 2006.