Are You a Vet & Want to Become a Border Patrol Agent? (Multi-Video)

U.S. Border Patrol in Del Rio will be hosting an open house event on June 17 for any veterans who are interested in applying to become an agent.

Within fiscal year 2016, the Border Patrol employed 19,828 men and women across the nation.

Of that number, 1,439 were employed within the Del Rio Sector which has stations in Eagle Pass, Carrizo Springs, Comstock, Del Rio, Brackettville, Uvalde, Rocksprings, and San Angelo.  And the Border Patrol is looking to hire more.

(Raymundo Esparza is a Border Patrol Agent at Brown Field Station and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. Wearing two uniforms and carrying the weight of being a Soldier and civilian Law Enforcement Officer, Raymundo embodies the phrase, “selfless service.” Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

If you or someone you know intends to apply, or is even just thinking about it, the Del Rio Sector invites all veterans to an Open House on June 17 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Sector Headquarters (2401 Dodson Avenue, Del Rio).

Anyone interested may come at any time, ask questions, view the application process first hand, and even apply on site.

(Sean Driscoll and Scott Ritchey are pilots for Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and U.S Army Veterans. Each has spent a career wearing two different uniforms and exemplify what it means to serve. They share their thoughts on the transition process entering CBP as a military veteran and CBP as an Agency. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

Basic eligibility requirements to be a Border Patrol Agent are as follows:

  • Veteran’s Preference Eligible
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have resided in the U.S. for at least 3 of the last 5 years (military exception)
  • Be eligible to carry a firearm
  • Referred for selection prior to your 40th birthday (waivers available for veteran’s preference eligible or those that have previously served in a federal civilian law enforcement position

Credit for military service and VA benefits for approved on-the-job training programs are available.

The minimum starting salary is $52,583 with the possibility of earning more depending on experience and education. Within four years, agents will make at least $97,486 per year.

(Miguel Villa is an Operator in the Special Response Team (SRT) of the Office of Field Operations (OFO) and a U.S. Army combat veteran. He speaks candidly about his transition process entering CBP as a military veteran, his experiences as a Soldier, Civilian, the SRT, and CBP. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)

For additional information on becoming a Border Patrol Agent, please visit the following website:

Del Rio Sector Will Host a Veterans Only Open House on June 17
Del Rio Sector Will Host a Veterans Only Open House on June 17