Carla Provost, acting chief of the U.S. Border Patrol since April 2017, has been appointed to the position on a full-time basis.
She has held various supervisory, management and leadership roles at Border Patrol over the past 23 years and is the first woman to lead the agency, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.
Her career started in 1995 as an agent at the Tucson Sector’s Douglas Station and received promotion to a supervisory role in 1998.
In 2011, she received assignment under the Senior Executive Service to serve in the El Paso Sector as deputy chief patrol agent.
Provost was named Border Patrol’s deputy chief in 2016 and entered the acting position of her current office in April 2017.