MARFA, Texas – Acting Chief of the United States Border Patrol, Carla Provost recently announced the selection of Robert L. Boatright to the position of Chief Patrol Agent of the Big Bend Sector.
Chief Boatright has served with the Border Patrol since 1990 when he began his career at the Imperial Beach Station in the San Diego Sector. Chief Boatright has served in many locations and positions throughout his career to include El Paso, Tucson, Washington D.C. and Laredo. In August 2008, he was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) as one of the first two Deputy Chiefs at the SES level, within the U.S. Border Patrol.
Throughout his 27 years of service, Chief Boatright has had numerous temporary duty assignments. He served three assignments as the Acting Deputy Chief for Law Enforcement Operations at the U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he served as the Acting Chief Patrol Agent of the Laredo Sector. Chief Boatright is a Graduate of Harvard University, Senior Executive Fellows program, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
“I am looking forward to working with the Border Patrol Agents and professional support staff of the Big Bend Sector as well as all of our community stakeholders and law enforcement partners throughout the region” said Boatright.
Big Bend Sector is responsible for 510 miles of the Southwest Border between Sierra Blanca and Sanderson, Texas.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.