Mountain View High School 1995 Alumnus: Walter Neil Slosar, Deputy Border Patrol Agent in Charge
What activities were you involved in while at the school? I participated in Varsity Football and Golf, UIL Academic Events, One Act Play, Hi-Q, National Honor Society, ROTC and was the salutatorian for the graduating class of 1995.
What were your favorite classes? Who were your favorite teachers? My favorite classes, besides athletics, were always math and science classes. I had several teachers whose classed I liked attending. This list is not all inclusive but a few of them were Mr. Fields, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Hennessy, and Mrs. Kolster.
What is your best memory of Mountain View High School? I would have to say that my best memory of Mountain View High School would have to be meeting my wife, Liliana Zuniga … We were very good friends throughout high school and began dating shortly after graduation. You never know how important the people you meet in high school may be in your life five, ten, or even twenty years down the road.
What have you been doing since you graduated from Mountain View High School? After graduating high school I attended a few semesters of college and joined the United States Marine Corp. Reserve. I then returned to El Paso after boot camp and became a United States Border Patrol Agent. Along the way I married my wife and we now have four kids. We have been able to stay close to El Paso for the most part and still live in the Montana Vista area. We have moved for short periods of time to include six months in Charleston, South Carolina and two years in Washington, D.C.
What is your profession? I am currently employed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and work as the Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge of the Fort Hancock Border Patrol Station in Fort Hancock, Texas. U.S. Border Patrol Agents are the guardians of our Nation’s borders. We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders. We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror and we serve the American public with vigilance, integrity, and professionalism. I specifically assist line agents in accomplishing their mission by ensuring that they have the equipment and training they need to do their job and that they are prepared for whatever challenges the job might bring. I also analyze operational practices and ensure that the station deploys assets accordingly in order to mitigate any threats to our national security.
What would you would like to share with the students at Mountain View High School? I believe that education is the building block of your future, at any age. Your high school years are a time, although it doesn’t seem like it while you are there, that you lay the foundation for the rest of your life. You will make many decisions during your four years that you will either reap the benefits of those decisions, or have to live with the consequences of them. I caution you that when you come to a time where you have to make a decision that you decide wisely! Put the time and effort into your life choices now at this age and the decisions you have to make in the future will be much more pleasant to deal with. Honor First.
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