U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Military Community Culture
Roughly a third of CBP’s staff has served in the military. If you are a veteran joining CBP, you will find many others that share your military background and principles. When it comes to principles, veterans personify CBP’s core values vigilance, integrity and service to country. Furthermore, veterans fit in well with CBP’s culture of teamwork, integrity, and innovation. This is one of the many reasons why Military.com and Monster rated CBP the best Federal Agency for hiring veterans in 2016.
Below are a series of testimonials from officers and agents that were previously in the military and transitioned into positions at CBP.
Click here to watch video testimonials of CBP veterans on YouTube.
Meet CBP Officer Black / Army Veteran
“US Customs and Border Protection was a natural transition from military service for me. CBP has allowed me to continue to serve in a uniformed, goal orientated atmosphere that respects my status as a veteran. I have found a place where my skills and experiences are not only welcomed but desired.”
Border Patrol Agent Adams
Border Patrol Agent Adams / Army Veteran
“After serving in the United States Army, first on active duty and then the reserves, I wanted a career that was structured and provided that same sense of esprit de corps. The Border Patrol has given me that and more. After 20 years in the Army and 21 years in the Border Patrol, I can truly say both have been rewarding experiences that I will continue to be proud of.”
Air Interdiction Agent Gayle / Army Veteran
“I served in the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm. During that time I took advantage of the GI Bill. Doing so helped me pay for my college and pursue my ambitions of becoming a pilot. The education I received using the GI Bill opened the door to a career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations flying helicopters, airplanes and jets. Customs and Border Protection has given me the opportunity to utilize the training, skills and education I acquired while enlisted in the Army. I’m enjoying a great career flying and I hope to share this opportunity with others.”
CBP Officer Rowe / Marine Corps Veteran
“There was a large time gap between my time in the Marine Corps and starting my career with US Customs and Border Protection. However, CBP afforded me the opportunity to once again serve my country and contribute to the success of our great nation. I have found that my success with CBP has been mostly attributed my experience in the Marine Corps.”