Border Security & Border Patrol NCOER Bullets

See also Force Protection NCOER Bullets

Sensor Operations

o served as Sensor Operations Chief for Ground Sensor platoon amid Operation Javelina Thunder VII in McAllen, Texas

o provided bulletproof surveillance; resulted in seven undocumented aliens captured and 39 turned back across the border over the course of a 15-day period

o performed night reconnaissance missions with Border Patrol personnel in search of new emplacement sites; led to seizure of 500 pounds of marijuana

o implanted seven sensor strings in multiple locations; led to several drug seizures totaling over 589 pounds of marijuana

o trained Ground Sensor platoon Marines on tactical operating procedures, including log book, admin duties, and reporting procedures; reduced law enforcement response time by 25%

o planned and executed 14 missions to increase Sensor net validity; included 17 new emplacements and field maintenance on 23 sensors; increased surveillance of critical areas

o coordinated with Border Patrol personnel to establish new radio repeater sites; restored and expanded communications coverage to over 85% of the deployed sensors

o sorted and removed surplus -21 inventory items and processed 14 DRMO parts for turn-in; reduced the Maintenance Group Consolidated Tool Kit footprint by more than 25%

o revised the Consolidated Took Kit inventory which included inspecting over 6,000 tools and equipment items while also correcting 34 errors; ensured 100% accountability and utilization of assets

RVSS/IFT Operator

o instructed 20 Soldiers on the operation and maintenance of Remote Video Surveillance System Upgrade (RVSS-U) system; expanded coverage and subsequent apprehensions

o qualified on the RVSS and IFT systems in less than a week; multiplied Border Patrol security

o volunteered for the Southwest Border Mission with the Department of Homeland Security; safe-guarded the Texas border

o manned and operated Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) system and RVSS; validated system effectiveness

o augmented U.S. Border Patrol; apprehended numerous undocumented aliens and seized 300 kgs of illegal drugs smuggled through the Southwest border

o embraced new duties and quickly gained the knowledge needed to support the mission; improved Immigration and Customs Enforcement

o provided accurate identification of over 100 illegal immigrants; reduced administrative processing and holding time by 24 hours

o processed daily reports for the group supervisor expeditiously; reduced identification and processing errors

o his intelligence background expanded the office's ability to confirm the identity of illegal immigrants exponentially

o operated forklifts, changed tires, and arranged vehicle transportation; increased logistics capability by 50%

o maintained individual upgrade training while simultaneously supporting the border mission; disciplined Soldier

o provided logistical support for Task Force 51; ensured 1,000 border patrol operatives have billeting and logistic support

South West Border Mission Systems Maintenance

o trained personnel on South West Border Mission and vehicle maintenance program; reduced integration delays

o supervised six Air Force members and five Soldiers; increased CBP capabilities

o coordinated and prepared CBP vehicle delivery; sustained operations across over 500 miles of border

o inspected, loaded, and delivered 122 vehicles; 100% of vehicle requirements met two weeks ahead of schedule

o performed 614 tire repairs; restored 356 affected vehicles; saved $25,000 in CBP outsourced repairs

o repaired ATV small engines; over 200 man hours saved; expanded vehicle flexibilty and operational capabilities

o spearheaded shop clean up; organized and cleared 10 vehicle bay; sustained 100% of maintenance shop capabilities

o monitored 475 miles of western US borders; detected and responded to over 45,000 sensor activations; maintained border security

o assessed 227 intrusion alarm sensors; dispatched CBP agents to site; prevented illegal entry to West SEC borders

Entry Identification Team Leader

o served as Team Leader of an Entry Identification Team; contributed to the capture of 677 undocumented aliens and over 20,000 pounds of narcotics

o positioned US Border Patrol members for visual deterrence of illegal border crossing; reduced crossing attempts by over 50%

o as an Entry Identification Team Leader, supervised 12 US Army and Air Force personnel; unified efforts and increased team effectiveness

o coordinated daily with US Border Patrol Personnel in the deterrence and capture of undocumented aliens; provided round-the-clock support in all weather conditions

15P Aviation Operations Specialist

o deployed in support of Operation Guardian Shield, Southwest Border; sustained aviation operations around the clock under austere conditions

o manned the RGV Sector; contributed to the overall success of over 50 Southwest Border air support missions assisting Border Patrol and Marines in securing the border

o partnered with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP); assisted in the interception of undocumented migrants and the seizure of illegal substances

o augmented border security; afforded DHS the opportunity to apprehend and properly document personnel

o coordinated the timely and accurate execution of daily operations provided by U.S. Army Joint Task Force North

o supported United States Customs Border Protection and United States Border Patrol efforts; maintained border integrity

o conducted over 1,000 post hours and over 100 guard mount hours; ensured the safety of local residents and property

o lead 13 Marines in detaining and processing over 40 illegal transport apprehensions; increased detection by 30 percent

o toured and maintained constant daily reconnaissance and surveillance of over 100 miles; enhanced border effectiveness

o executed over 13,000 successful surveillance hours from post points near Algodones, Mexico to post points near Ajo, Arizona

o supported the Southwest Border Mission; facilitated the Customs and Border Protection efforts at Deming New Mexico

o conducted daily maintenance on a variety of vehicles and ATVs; kept fleet at best operational rate in 5 years

o through his exceptional work ethic and managerial skills, he was instrumental to the success of daily border operations

Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO)

o conducted multiple Port of Detroit enforcement operations on his own accord and ran enforcement operations post primary; most productive CBPO on shift

o obtained seals to conduct enforcement operations at the Detroit Fort Street Cargo Facility; conducted multiple truck inspections post primary to include trailer checks and cab checks

o searched over 20 trucks in the hour we were allowed to conduct enforcement operations; prevented illicit travel and trade

o left the Customs and Immigration counter when no travelers were present to assist with multiple wrong turn situations; facilitated multiple seizures

o created a comprehensive user guide for fellow officers to use during seizure processing; guided officers through a seizure in a step-by-step manner; increased compliance with CBP policy

Criminal Intelligence Analyst Support

o led Joint Task Force Operation Phalanx; supported the identification, disruption, dismantling and prosecution of cross-border smuggling and trafficking organizations

o analyzed border smuggling trends; provided information that enabled the interdiction of contraband, weapons, money and persons entering and exiting the United States illegally

o contributed new leads and financial information and uncovered criminal records and criminal associations of many subjects; allowed ICE agents to expand the scope of investigation

Logistics NCO

o supported JTF Sierra logistic operations; tracked all damages and losses to government equipment; processed Statement of Charges or Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss in excess of $56,000

o served as Logistics frontman for all in-processing and out-processing Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the TF; maintained strict control of all resources

o coordinated with Central Issuing Facility; ensured the accountability of all protective gear issued to Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Southwest Border Mission

o ensured all Soldiers/ Airmen received replacement uniforms to remain within regulations; exploited partnership with United States Property and Fiscal Office

Duty Corpsman

o attached to JTF North's 1st Intel ground sensor platoon; assisted in placing and monitoring sensors along the southern border to support drug law enforcement agencies

o monitored over 400 hours of and reported sensor activations to the border patrol; lead to 477 illegal alien apprehensions, 4,544 pounds of narcotics seizures, and 1 vehicle seizure

o provided medical coverage for 19 Marines assigned to JTF North 1st Intel ground sensor platoon; maintained force health and capability

Operation Guardian Support

o served as operations support for a multi-state, federal agency campaign; reduced the flow of narcotics and human smuggling across the southern border of the United States

o volunteered his time and energy to ensure mission success; worked 60 hour weeks and remained on active orders for 22 months while maintaining individual soldier readiness

o acted as Team Leader for eight SM's; ensured communication, work schedules, physical training, and other individual tasks were distributed and completed in a timely manner

o demonstrated outstanding work ethic; often worked late to accomplish last minute taskings including short notice inventories and the Phase-1 turn-in of CBP vehicles at the Pharr International Bridge, Port of Entry

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