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Border Patrol Academy Marks End of an Era

Release Date: 
January 16, 2018

ARTESIA, New Mexico —The U. S. Border Patrol Academy graduated Class #1083 this week, marking an end of an era. Class 1083 is the last to graduate from the long standing 66-day Academy, giving way for the newly-incorporated 117-day curriculum.

USBP Acadey Class #1083
USBP Academy Class 1083

As part of the former curriculum, new agents were able to test out of the Spanish program enabling the U.S. Border Patrol to quickly deploy agents into the field. As of now, all incoming classes will be part of the freshly-instituted 117-day Academy curriculum. This new curriculum better prepares incoming agents in all facets of training. It will integrate the Spanish language program throughout the entire 117 days, making it possible for the new agents to gain a better working knowledge of Spanish.

This most recent graduating class, was joined by their friends and family, and honored for their hard work and dedication.

The new agents are ready to use their training to serve their country in true Border Patrol fashion, which embodies the long-held motto, “Honor First”.  For more information, contact the Border Patrol Academy Public Affairs Office, at (575) 748-0481 or email at

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February 3, 2021