The U.S. Border Patrol announced the appointment of Austin L. Skero II as chief patrol agent of the Del Rio Sector. He will take command on July 5.
Chief Skero brings to Del Rio Sector almost 30 years of law enforcement experience. He began his Border Patrol career in February 1995, as a member of Academy Class 279, and most recently served as the deputy chief patrol agent in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. He has previously served as chief patrol agent for the Grand Forks Sector on the U.S.-Canada border, and as the deputy chief of operations at Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Chief Skero is the recipient of many awards and commendations including the Border Patrol’s highest award for valor, the Newton-Azrak Award. Prior to joining the Border Patrol, Chief Skero served Texas as a Deputy Sheriff in Edwards County.