28 Jul 2023

USBP Change of Command Ceremony for Chief Patrol Agent Joel Martinez

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol hosted a change of command ceremony for Chief Patrol Agent Joel Martinez at the Dennis E. Nixon Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 28th.

The event was officiated by U.S. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens and attended by federal, state, and local dignitaries and stakeholders.

This ceremony signals the official transfer of authority and responsibility by the national U.S. Border Patrol Chief to the incoming Chief Patrol Agent of a U.S. Border Patrol Sector.

Mr. Martinez will take over as Chief Patrol Agent of the Laredo Sector after previously serving as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

The ceremony concluded with Chief Patrol Agent delivering humble and emotional comments to his family appreciating the sacrifices they have made and the special place Laredo holds in his heart.

Laredo appreciates everyone in uniform at all levels including those in green, and the LEDC congratulates Chief Patrol Agent Martinez for his dedication and service.