YUMA, Ariz. – Carl E. Landrum, a veteran of 19 years in the U.S. Border Patrol, was recently promoted to deputy chief patrol agent of Yuma Sector.
DCPA Landrum entered on duty in October 1996 as a member of the 323rd session of the Border Patrol Academy. His first duty assignment was at San Diego Sector’s Brown Field Station, followed by a promotion to supervisory Border Patrol agent at Imperial Beach Station.
During the next several years, Agent Landrum served as a special agent with the Federal Air Marshal Service, supervisory Border Patrol agent and course development instructor at the Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, New Mexico, as well as assistant chief at the Office of Border Patrol in Washington, D.C.
From June 2011 through September 2014, he served as patrol agent in charge of Laredo (Texas) Sector’s Cotulla and Laredo North Stations.
Agent Landrum comes to Yuma from Laredo Sector. Serving there since September 2014, he was the division chief and chief of staff for Joint Task Force-West, a Department of Homeland Security effort that allows 18 organizations, including Department of Defense commands, and other DHS partners, to work together.
Yuma Sector’s new deputy chief is a native of Victoria, Texas, and attended Baylor University. He later earned a bachelor of science in information systems from the University of Phoenix, and a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. He was the first civilian officer to attend the U.S. Army War College –Advanced Strategic Arts Program, graduating with honors.
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.