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A Marine Has the Situation Well in Hand! A CBP-DoD SkillBridge Success Story

The famous quote, “The Marines have landed and have the situation well in hand" was popularized by the late nineteenth-century journalist Richard Harding Davis, and today it is how Axel Davila’s arrival at U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) could be best described. Davila, who recently retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Master Gunnery Sergeant, reached out to the CBP national Veterans Employment Program Manager, Jeffrey Jack during his last active-duty assignment in Washington, D.C.

30 Percent or More Disabled

The 30 Percent or More Disabled hiring authority enables CBP to appoint an eligible candidate to any position for which he or she is qualified, without competition. Unlike the Veterans Recruitment Appointment, there is no grade-level limitation. Initial appointments are time-limited, but must last more than 60 days; however, positions can be converted to permanent status at any time during the time-limited appointment.


You are eligible if you:

Veterans Day 2022 - I served, and I still serve

Veterans account for over one-quarter of CBP’s workforce. For Veterans Day 2022, CBP extends its thanks to those veterans and their families, who served their country in the military and still serve the agency today. 

CBP’s Philadelphia Area Port Recognized for Outstanding Support to our Employees who also Serve in our Nation’s Military National Guard and Reserve

PHILADELPHIA – Joseph Martella, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Area Port Director in Philadelphia, accepted the Seven Seals Award presented to him by the Department of Defense’s Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) on August 10 in Indiantown Gap, Pa.

Military and Veteran Leave

Military Leave  

CBP is committed to supporting the military and their families. Military leave is absence from duty from the employee’s civilian position without loss of pay (including pay for regularly scheduled overtime) to perform military duty.  Employees who are a member of an Armed Forces Reserve component are entitled to: