IMPERIAL, CALIF.—Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, David V. Aguilar and Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher announced the selection of Carla Provost as the new Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol's El Centro Sector. Throughout her 18-year career, Chief Provost has served in a wide variety of supervisory, management, and leadership positions throughout the southwest border region.
Chief Provost entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol on January 8, 1995 and was assigned as a Border Patrol Agent to the Douglas Station in the Tucson Sector. Chief Provost earned several promotions while at Douglas and later promoted to Assistant Chief Patrol Agent in the Yuma Sector in March 2006. In January 2009, she became the Patrol Agent in Charge of the Wellton Station in the Yuma Sector. In January 2011, she was selected to the Senior Executive Service position of Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the El Paso Sector.
Prior to joining the U.S. Border Patrol, Chief Provost served for several years as a police officer with the Riley County Police Department in Manhattan, Kansas. Chief Provost earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and criminal justice at Kansas State University. She also earned a Master of Science degree in national-resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
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.