The U.S. Border Patrol has its very first female chief in its 94-year history.
Carla Provost had actually been acting chief given that April 2017, so her consultation Thursday by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was not a surprise. The position is exempt to Senate verification.
Only about 5 percent of the Border Patrol’s almost 20,000 representatives are females. Provost states females who have actually climbed up through the ranks send out a signal which, while she’s the very first female chief, she will not be the last.
Provost signed up with the Border Patrol in 1995 as a representative in Douglas, Arizona. She operated in leading management positions in El Paso, Texas, and El Centro, California, prior to moving to head office in 2015, where she concentrated on efforts to secure down on misbehavior, mismanagement and corruption.