David V. Aguilar

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David V. Aguilar, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner

David V. Aguilar is the former Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In this position, he oversaw more than 43,000 Federal Agents and Officers.[1] As the nation's highest ranking Border Patrol Agent, Aguilar managed the nation's border control policing. Aguilar retired on Feb. 8, 2013.[2]

Aguilar is a supporter of "comprehensive immigration reform" but told his membership that he does not support "amnesty" or "legalization."[3]

After his retirement, Aguilar partnered with Noah Kroloff, Dennis Burke, Mark Sullivan, John Kaites and Jerry Reinsdorf to found Global Security and Innovative Strategies.[4]


Aguilar is a native of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas' border region.

Mr. Aguilar received an associate degree in Accounting from Laredo Community College, attended Laredo State University (now Texas A&M International University) and University of Texas at Arlington. He is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard Senior Executive Fellows. He is a recipient of the 2005 President’s Meritorious Excellence Award, and in 2008, Chief Aguilar was a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award. Chief Aguilar and his wife of 35 years, Bea, have three children and four grandchildren. [5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/about/organization/commissioner.xml
  2. ^ Napolitano, Janet. "Statement by Secretary Napolitano on the Retirement of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner David V. Aguilar". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Video of Chief Aguilar discussing immigration with Border Patrol; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKRyda0S2k
  4. ^ "GSIS :: Home". gsis.us. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  5. ^ CPB.gov-David V. Aguilar
Preceded by
Gus De La Vina
Chief of the Border Patrol
July 1, 2004–January 2010
Succeeded by
Michael J. Fisher