Vitiello has been with Border Patrol since 1985 and comes with a long list of credentials including multiple leadership roles within the law enforcement agency.
President Trump on Monday officially nominated Ronald Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Vitiello has been acting director of the federal immigration agency since June 30, when it was announced he would serve as deputy director of ICE amid the departure of former acting director, Thomas Homan.
Vitiello previously served as the acting deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
"The men and women of ICE are among the most dedicated and honorable law enforcement professionals in the country," Vitiello said in a statement to Fox News following Monday's announcement.