LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent, Robert L. Harris, presented new insignia ranks and certificates to 4 Border Patrol agents during a ceremony held today to recognize their recent promotions.
The selection and promotion of today’s ceremony included: Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) Marcos Garcia to the position of Deputy Chief Patrol Agent; Special Operations Supervisor (SOS) Thomas A. Kuhns as Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge with Laredo Sector Intelligence Unit (SIU); Supervisor Lonnie Rodriguez to Special Operation Supervisor (SOS) Intelligence Unit; Supervisor Thomas Diaz-De Leon to Special Operation Supervisor (SOS) Special Operations Detachment.
“We have great leaders in the Border Patrol, these individuals have the value, integrity, heart and desire, to carry out our mission,” said Chief Robert. L. Harris. These agents demonstrate dynamic leadership skills, experience, and knowledge for ensuring the continued growth and success of the Laredo Sector and the South Texas Campaign.
The Laredo Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.