Staff Sergeant Ruben N. Pagán was sworn in to the U.S. Army from Puerto Rico in 2002 where he was born and raised. He served as a Military Policeman for his 12-year military career. His assignments included Team Leader, Section Leader, Squad Leader, and as Protective Security Officer for the U.S. European Commander/Supreme Allied Commander of Europe.
Pagán deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and to Iraq in 2006 for 15 months. He was again deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 with NATO. Due to his various deployments, he was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
Upon separation from the Army, Pagán was hired by the Border Patrol. He later transferred laterally and is currently an agent for Immigration and Custom Enforcement Agency.
Pagán earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice (Cum Laude) from Wayland Baptist University and currently resides in Lubbock, Texas. He is married to Sylvia, and they have 5 children; Ysabela, Ruben Andres, Anahliese, Ellymar, and Ricardo Andres.