David Aguilar


Former Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

David 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 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. Mr. 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. As the nation’s highest ranking Border Patrol Agent, Aguilar managed the nation’s border control policing. On March 31, 2013 David Aguilar retired after 35 years of government service with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the United States Border Patrol. Chief Aguilar and his wife of 35 years, Bea, have three children and four grandchildren.