A new chief has been named for the Laredo Sector Border Patrol. Robert L. Harris comes to Laredo from the Spokane sector where he served as the chief patrol agent since April 2005. He has more than 25 years of federal service and has held a variety of positions in the Border Patrol, including National Deputy Chief. Harris is a native Texan and in a press release says he looks forward to working with law enforcement on both sides of the border. Harris will assume command on October 25th and will command more than 19-hundred agents. Chief Harris holds a masters degree in national security strategy from the National War College and is a second-generation Border Patrol agent.