CBP Chief David Aguilar Retiring

David Aguilar

David Aguilar

David Aguilar, head of Customs and Border Protection, will retire at the end of March after a three-year term as the agency’s acting chief and a 31-year career with U.S. border agencies.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not name a successor in announcing Aguilar’s retirement, Government Security News reports.

Mark Rockwell writes Aguilar led more than 60,000 CBP workers during his tenure, including 43,000 uniformed enforcement officers.

Napolitano credited Aguilar with cutting illegal entries into the U.S. by 80 percent from peak numbers, Rockwell writes.

Before leading CBP, he served as chief of the Border Control starting in 2004 and led the agency in partnerships with the Defense Department and National Guard, Napolitano said, according to the report.

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