By Steve Neavling
Border Patrol has its first female deputy chief.
Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan has selected Deputy Assistant Carla Provost to serve as deputy chief, which makes her responsible for more than 23,000 employees, El Paso Proud reports.
Provost, who will lead daily operations, is now the highest-ranking woman in the 92-year history of Border Patrol.
“I am deeply honored,” said Provost. “I realize it’s historic but I wasn’t aiming to do this. I never set out to be in this position, I’ve just focused on doing the best job in the position I’m in, and not looking at the next one. Doing my best has always led to that next position.”
Women only account for about 5% of the Border Patrol agent force.
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