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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Appoints Vaquero to Be Director of San Juan Field Operations

Roberto Vaquero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the appointment of Roberto Vaquero as director of San Juan Field Operations, which covers the ports of entry in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Vaquero has more than 21 years of federal service and has served in critical leadership positions within CBP. Most recently, as acting director of field operations for the San Juan field office, he oversaw more than 630 employees within Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

When he was assistant director of Field Operations at the San Juan field office, he led his division to its first-ever Federal Employee of the Year Award for innovation.

Vaquero has held a variety of key leadership positions within CBP including within the Miami Field Office and New York Field Office. He has also served as acting director for CBP’s Immigration Advisory Program, overseeing operations in 13 countries.

Vaquero served in the U.S. Army Reserve as well as with the Puerto Rico National Guard.

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