The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed Mark Morgan, head of the FBI’s training division, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol agency.
Morgan was selected for the position through a nationwide search process that sought to gather potential executive candidates from within the Border Patrol and other federal law enforcement agencies, CBP said Monday.
CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Morgan will lead more than 21,000 Border Patrol agents and other personnel in his new role.
Morgan is a 20-year FBI veteran and has served as assistant director of the training division in Quantico, Virginia for one year with responsibility over efforts in the professional development of the bureau’s personnel.
His FBI career also includes service as deputy assistant director of the inspection division; special agent in charge of the El Paso, Texas division; deputy on-scene in Baghdad, Iraq; and section chief for the bureau’s global command and strategic intelligence center.
Morgan is also a former active-duty and reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps.