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New El Centro Sector Chief Appointed

Release Date: 
January 15, 2013

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.


Carla Provost, Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol El Centro Sector

Carla Provost, Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol El Centro Sector

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017