Accession Number:

ADA623980

Title:

Education Requirements of Command Positions in the U.S. Border Patrol

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-12

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

The size and complexity of the U.S. Border Patrol USBP is dramatically different today than it was only two decades ago. Whereas the USBP was traditionally focused on enforcement of immigration and customs laws, after 9-11 it adopted an all-threats approach to border security with the primary mission of preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the U.S. Today, the USBP includes more than twenty thousand agents and the requirements of its command positions are more challenging. Despite the increase in its mission complexity and new challenges faced by its personnel, the minimum college education requirements of USBP command positions have remained unchanged. This thesis examines the role that college education plays in supporting the goals and objectives of the USBP, the educational requirements of USBP positions, the role of college education in promotions, and USBP efforts to promote and advance college education. The purpose of this thesis is to help determine if the leadership needs of the USBP are best met with its current college education requirements or if the educational requirements for command positions should increase.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE