Border Patrol: US Army soldiers deployed to Valley for ‘logistical, administrative, operational support’

U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Rodolfo Karisch speaks with U.S. Army soldiers at the Mission Events Center on Friday. (U.S. Border Patrol photo)

Rodolfo Karisch, U.S. Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector chief, announced the deployment of U.S. Army soldiers to the Rio Grande Valley, an agency news release confirmed.

Karisch welcomed the soldiers, who according to the release will “provide much needed logistical, administrative and operational support,” at the Mission Event Center on Friday.

“Army personnel also met with their Border Patrol counterparts and leadership from the stations they will be supporting,” the release went on to state.

Karisch cited “high operational tempo in RGV” for the deployment of soldiers. But the release did not provide information regarding how many soldiers would be deployed or for how long.

The sector chief ended the event with a question and answer session, and thanked the soldiers for their service.