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Director Robert S. Mueller III has named Gregory A. Fowler the special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Portland Division. Mr. Fowler has most recently served as the SAC for counterterrorism in the FBI’s New York Division.
Mr. Fowler entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in April 1988. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the New York Division, specializing in organized crime and drug investigations. In February 1998, he was promoted to supervisory special agent and assigned to FBI Headquarters, where he managed the Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area programs. Mr. Fowler also traveled abroad to provide training to foreign law enforcement officers on organized crime and drug investigations through the International Law Enforcement Academy.
In February 2000, Mr. Fowler transferred to the Seattle Division, where he supervised the organized crime/drug squad, the Special Operations Group, the cyber squad, and two resident agencies. He also supervised the division’s Evidence Response Team and Hazardous Materials Response Team. In August 2004, he was temporarily assigned to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as the deputy on-scene commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Fowler was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the FBI’s Chicago Division in August 2005, assigned to lead the operations of the division’s counterterrorism program, which includes the Joint Terrorism Task Force. His duties also involved oversight responsibility for the intelligence, cyber, bomb technician, hazardous materials, weapons of mass destruction, crisis management, and special events programs.