David V. Aguilar

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David V. Aguilar
David Aguilar USBP.jpg
Chief of the Border Patrol
In office
July 1, 2004 – January 2010
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Gus De La Vina
Succeeded by Michael J. Fisher
Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In office
April 11, 2010 – December, 2011
President Barack Obama
Personal details
Born Edinburg, Texas

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]

Aguilar has been accused by a whistleblower of hindering internal investigations into Border Patrol corruption.[4][5]

On March 31, 2013 David V. Aguilar retired after 35 years with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the United States Border Patrol. After his retirement, Aguilar partnered with Noah Kroloff, Dennis Burke, Mark Sullivan, John Kaites and Jerry Reinsdorf to found Global Security and Innovative Strategies.[6]


Aguilar is a native of Edinburg, Texas and a 1974 graduate of Edinburg High School.

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. [7]

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; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKRyda0S2k
  4. ^ "Border agency's former watchdog says officials impeded his efforts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Crossing the Line". Full Measure. Retrieved 2016-11-24. 
  6. ^ "GSIS :: Home". gsis.us. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  7. ^ 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