Del Rio Sector Announces New Deputy Chief Patrol Agent
Del Rio, Texas – Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz is pleased to announce the appointment of Doyle Edward Amidon Jr. as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio Sector. He assumed his duties, Sept 29.
Amidon entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on March 13, 1995, beginning his career at various sectors such as San Diego, El Centro, Yuma, Big Bend, Del Rio, Laredo and Rio Grande Valley. Amidon has had international assignments in Baghdad, Iraq; Kabul, Afghanistan; Mexico City, Mexico; and Cairo, Egypt.
Amidon has held numerous collateral positions to include Detection Canine Handler, Special Response Team (SRT) member, Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) team leader; and he served as the Adjutant to the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. Most recently, he served as DHS / CBP Attaché in Cario, Egypt.
Prior to joining the U.S. Border Patrol, Amidon served in the United States Air Force. In 2008, he attended the prestigious U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies. Additionally, Amidon holds an Associate’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management.
“DCPA Amidon exemplifies the excellence and integrity which is embodied in the men and women of Del Rio Sector,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “His leadership of the great team assembled in Del Rio Sector will enhance our ability to serve the public.”
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.