BREAKING: Border Patrol get first female chief in history
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history.
Carla Provost had been acting chief since April 2017, so her appointment Thursday by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was no surprise. The position is not subject to Senate confirmation.
The article goes on to state the following:
Only about 5 percent of the Border Patrol’s nearly 20,000 agents are women. Provost says women who have climbed through the ranks send a signal and that, while she’s the first female chief, she won’t be the last.
I am both humble and proud to accept the position of Chief of the #BorderPatrol. I want to thank @SecNielsen and @CBP_McAleenan for their faith and confidence in me. I look forward to serving the agents who protect this nation with steadfast dedication and heart. #HonorFirst
— USBPChief (@USBPChief) August 9, 2018
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Congratulations to Carla Provost- just named the official chief of U.S. Border Patrol! pic.twitter.com/RgVRdiyS32
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 9, 2018
NEW: Carla Provost, a 23-year veteran of the US Border Patrol, has been appointed the agency’s first female chief Thursday; move comes more than a year after she was named acting chief – @PeteWilliamsNBC
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 9, 2018
Carla Provost becomes the first woman to lead the U.S. Border Patrol. pic.twitter.com/Y6vXBjgOLX
— Depended on Them (@dependedonthem) August 9, 2018
Congratulations to Carla Provost!
Officially confirmed as the 18th Chief of the #BorderPatrol & 1st female to lead this great agency!
— Jason Owens (@JOwensUSBP) August 9, 2018
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