Chargé d’Affaires a.i. William Taylor’s Remarks at the State Border Guard Service Selection Ceremony of Command Staff

December 19, 2019

Thank you, Chief.

So I’m very, very pleased to be here with you today.

I’m very pleased that the United States can help sponsor this competition, the new face of the Border Guard.

Chief, you have led the way here.  Congratulations on this kind of an experience.

And congratulations to the people who have gone through this test.  I understand they are difficult tests.  We saw on the screen the running part of the test, the physical part of the test, and the Chief described to me earlier how important it is to be able to run fast to catch people.

This is one indication of the importance of this.  The other indication is exactly as the Chief said as well, and that is an objective, competitive, open, transparent selection process.  That gives you confidence that you are the top.  You are the leaders.

So, I congratulate you.  I’m very pleased that the United States could be supportive.  Congratulations, and the Border Guards will be in great shape.

Thank you very much. Thank you.