City of Laredo Selects Border Patrol Agent Joshua Guell as Veteran of the Month
Laredo, Texas – On June 18, the City of Laredo recognized Border Patrol Agent (BPA) Joshua Guell as Veteran of the Month.
During a city council meeting, the City of Laredo presented BPA Guell with the Veteran of the Month award.
BPA Joshua Guell proudly served nine years, five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the elite U.S. Army Rangers before joining the U.S. Border Patrol. Agent Guell has 11 years of service with the Border Patrol and has firsthand knowledge the hardships returning veterans experience after deployment. In March of 2017, Agent Guell assisted in the creation of the Veterans Support Program to assist veterans employed by the U.S. Border Patrol. The program, since initiation has contributed to over 1,500 veteran-related issues; assisting agents on and off-duty.
“The U.S. Border Patrol values the experience and commitment veterans bring to the job. Agent Guell is not just a great agent, but a veteran that deserves the honor given to him by the City of Laredo,” said Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol has 470 veterans currently working within the Laredo Sector. Overall, 30 percent of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection workforce is comprised of veterans and due to concentrated recruiting efforts that percentage is expected to increase.
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.