Carla L. Provost is the current Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. She is the first woman to serve in this role. She has been serving as acting chief since April 2017. Carla began serving in the U.S. Border Patrol in 1995 as an agent at the Douglas Station. She was promoted to supervisory Border Patrol agent in 1998 and to field operations supervisor in 2001. She became the patrol agent in charge of the Welton Station in the Yuma Sector in 2009. She also served as the deputy chief patrol agent of the El Paso sector and the chief patrol agent of the El Centro sector. She was then named the deputy assistant commissioner of Internal Affairs where she oversaw the CBP compliance and their policies relating to corruption and misconduct. Chief Provost has a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a Master's degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.