Local Border Patrol agent creates Veterans Support Program
LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) – With veterans making up a third of the Border Patrol’s population, it has become imperative to provide services to those CBP veterans who are in need of help.
Border Patrol agent Joshua Guell served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the agency.
Guell realized that he needed help, but he did not know how to go about receiving it.
As a result, the Border Patrol agent decided to create a special veterans assistance program at the Laredo Sector.
Since starting the program back in March of 2017, the Veterans Support Program has been able to take care of over 1,500 veteran related issues; helping to put agents at ease both in the field and at home.
Guell says, “The Veterans are starting to see that positive effect that it’s starting to have on the service, on their lives, through receiving their benefits, through starting to receive some of the care that they have been putting off because they didn’t know where to go.”
If you or any veteran knows of someone who is in need of help and support, do not be afraid to reach out.