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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Joseph Campbell Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Juan Division

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Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Joseph S. Campbell special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Juan Division. Mr. Campbell most recently served as an inspector in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ), where he led teams responsible for sensitive investigations and the assessment of FBI operations and performance at FBIHQ and in field offices.

Mr. Campbell entered on duty as an FBI special agent in 1990 and was assigned to the Chicago Division after graduation from new agents training in Quantico, Virginia. While in Chicago, he investigated white-collar crime, public corruption, organized crime, and drug cases.

In November 1998, Mr. Campbell was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Counterterrorism Division, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Operations Unit at FBIHQ, where he oversaw national WMD threat responses and investigations. In February 2001, he was promoted to supervisory special agent of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in the Denver Division. While in this position, he directed intelligence collection and the investigation of terrorism activity.

Mr. Campbell was assigned as an assistant inspector for the Inspection Division at FBIHQ in September 2004. He returned to the Denver Division in December 2005 as assistant special agent in charge, overseeing intelligence, WMD, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber programs.

In March 2008, Mr. Campbell returned to FBIHQ as section chief in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. As section chief, he directed national and international WMD training and exercises. Additionally, he oversaw the development and implementation of WMD countermeasures.

Mr. Campbell earned a Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Kansas.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Face of Defense: Civilian Cited for Preservation Efforts

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By Robert Goetz
502nd Air Base Wing

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE – An Air Force civilian employee who has worked here for years to preserve the base’s architectural heritage is the recipient of a prestigious national award.

Scott Shepherd of the 902nd Civil Engineer Squadron, the installation’s cultural resources manager, has earned the Secretary of the Interior Historic Preservation Award in the Federal Preservation Office category.

"As far as I'm concerned, I can't go any higher than this," said Shepherd, whose service here, in San Antonio, spans more than 20 years.

"Winning this award is unbelievable,” he continued, “but really it's for all the people who have supported historic preservation, from four-star generals to the workers who preserve these buildings."

Robert Rushing, the 902nd squadron’s management flight chief, said Shepherd "has been responsible for the preservation of this invaluable cultural treasure and he has done so with vigor and a call to duty beyond the description of his job."

Richard Trevino, the unit’s commander, said Shepherd has performed "at the highest level" throughout his more than 50 years of federal service.

"By working with Scott, one can easily see his integrity, dedication and professionalism in every aspect of his life," Trevino said. "As our cultural resources manager, he preserves the historical features of Randolph Air Force Base while ensuring no adverse impact to the many diverse missions on base.

“When one looks at the historical beauty and significance of Randolph, there is no doubt Scott deserves this prestigious award," Trevino added.

Shepherd became the cultural resources manager here in 1993, the same year the Texas Historical Commission listed the base among the state's 10 most endangered historic properties. Since then, the 80-year-old "Showplace of the Air Force," known for its Spanish colonial revival-style architecture, has been designated a national historic landmark.

"I'm proud we have 435 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, and we are a national historic landmark," Shepherd said. "That will ensure we protect our historic buildings for the future."

Shepherd was instrumental in obtaining funding and approval to remove paint and restore the high, bay windows on 16 hangars along the east and west flight lines, restoring them to their original condition.

"Adaptive reuse" is a key component of preservation efforts, he said.

"[By] using hangars and other structures as administrative offices, we're still able to maintain the historical significance of buildings, have a functional Air Force base and not affect the mission," he said. "These are historic buildings we can use in the 21st century."

Shepherd said it's the secretary of the interior's guidelines "that tell us what we can and can't to do to these buildings."

This year's Secretary of the Interior Historic Preservation Award recipients also include government and tribal employees in three other categories.

"In presenting these awards, I am giving thanks on behalf of all Americans to these extraordinary professionals for their outstanding contributions to historic preservation," Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said. "Their skill, dedication and professionalism are ensuring that the story of America continues to be passed down to future generations."

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Keith L. Bennett Named Assistant Director of the Inspection Division

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Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Keith L. Bennett assistant director of the FBI’s Inspection Division. Mr. Bennett most recently served as deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Training Division.

Mr. Bennett began his career as an FBI special agent in 1987 and was initially assigned to the Salt Lake City Division. While there, he investigated white-collar crime and drug violations. He transferred to the San Diego Division, where he served from 1993 to 1998.

In 1998, Mr. Bennett was promoted to supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters, where he provided support to the organized crime and drug programs. Two years later, he returned to the San Diego Division, where he supervised drug intelligence, counterterrorism, and alien smuggling squads and directed the San Diego Joint Terrorism Task Force.

While in San Diego, he served temporarily at FBI Headquarters as a team leader in the Inspection Division. He conducted inspections of field offices, Headquarters entities, and legal attaché offices.

In 2005, Mr. Bennett was appointed as assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the Phoenix Division. As ASAC, he was program manager of international and domestic terrorism, counterintelligence, and intelligence programs. He oversaw the special operations group, training, and SWAT programs.

He subsequently served as a special assistant to Director Mueller, where he provided counsel to the Director on policy and administrative matters. After serving as special assistant, he was selected as special agent in charge of the Cincinnati field office in 2007. 

Mr. Bennett graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He served on active duty from 1978 through 1983, and as a reservist from 1983 to 1987, earning the rank of lieutenant commander. After serving in the military, he served as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mark F. Giuliano Named Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch

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Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Mark F. Giuliano as the new executive assistant director of the National Security Branch (NSB) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). He most recently served as assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBIHQ.

“I am confident that under Mark’s leadership in managing international and domestic counterterrorism investigations, NSB will continue its strategic focus and address new and emerging threats that endanger the United States and its citizens,” said Director Mueller.

Prior to his appointment as assistant director, Mr. Giuliano was the deputy assistant director for Operations Branch II, Counterterrorism Division at FBIHQ. He oversaw all domestic terrorism operations in the United States.

He was section chief of the Domestic Terrorism and Strategic Operation Section, and before his career in the Counterterrorism Division, he served as assistant special agent in charge of national security for the Atlanta Division. He was responsible for FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations in Georgia, as well as that field office’s multi-agency Field Intelligence Group and Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

Mr. Giuliano served as the FBI’s on-scene commander in Afghanistan, where he led a group of FBI personnel who supported U.S. Special Forces components.

He was assigned as supervisory special agent of the Atlanta Division’s violent crimes and international terrorism squads. Prior to his assignment in Atlanta, Mr. Giuliano served in the Violent Crimes Section at FBIHQ, where he was responsible for the fugitive and Top Ten programs.  

Mr. Giuliano’s FBI career started at the Washington Field Office’s Safe Streets and Gang Task Force. He also served on the Special Weapons and Tactics team as an assault team leader. He received the Director’s Award for Excellence in investigation as a distinguished recipient.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

David Cuthbertson Named Assistant Director of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division

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Director Robert S. Mueller, III named David Cuthbertson assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Mr. Cuthbertson most recently served as special agent in charge of the El Paso Division.

Mr. Cuthbertson entered on duty as a special agent in 1988 and was assigned to the Cincinnati Division working motorcycle and violent street gangs and drug trafficking matters. In 1992, he transferred to the Dallas Division, where he investigated Mexican drug trafficking organizations. He was also assigned to the Plano Resident Agency, where he investigated white-collar crime, drug trafficking, and violent crime.

In 1997, Mr. Cuthbertson was promoted to a supervisory position in the Criminal Investigative Division. He also served as acting unit chief of the Latin American Unit and was later promoted to serve as field supervisor of the Denver Division’s Metro Gang Task Force. He eventually assumed program coordinator responsibilities for the organized crime and drug programs and supervised a criminal enterprise squad that was co-located with three multi-agency task forces.

Mr. Cuthbertson transferred to the Chicago Division in 2002, where he served as assistant special agent in charge of the Criminal Enterprise Branch. In 2004, he was given responsibility for the division’s international terrorism and domestic terrorism programs.

In 2003, Mr. Cuthbertson was designated as inspector in place and subsequently served as such during the inspections of the Cleveland, Buffalo, Laboratory, and Philadelphia Divisions.

Mr. Cuthbertson was promoted to section chief in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division in 2005. Shortly after, in 2006, he was promoted to deputy assistant director within the division.

Prior to the start of his FBI career, he graduated magna cum laude from William Jewel College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and economics. He worked in the private industry as a staff accountant and accounting manager.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New FBI Deputy Director

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has announced that after 23 years of service, Deputy Director Timothy P. Murphy will retire from the FBI next month to take a position in the private sector. He has appointed Executive Assistant Director Sean M. Joyce to serve as the FBI’s next deputy director.

Director Mueller noted, “Tim Murphy has earned the respect and admiration of his FBI colleagues and that of the entire law enforcement and intelligence community. He will be missed.”

Mr. Murphy entered on duty as a special agent in September 1988. Since joining the FBI, his assignments included work in the Newark, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. Field Offices. He also served as special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Field Office. His positions at FBI Headquarters included assistant director of the Finance Division and associate deputy director. In the field, he managed investigative matters ranging from counterterrorism and organized crime to special operations.

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Mr. Joyce began his Bureau career as a special agent in 1987. He was first assigned to the Dallas Division, where he investigated violent crimes. He later worked on Colombian drug matters out of the Miami Field Office. In 1994, he became a member of the Bureau’s Hostage Rescue Team.

In 1998, Mr. Joyce returned to the Dallas Field Office and become a supervisory special agent over the violent crimes squad in 2001. He earned the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service in 2004 for his work on a Dallas Division counterterrorism squad. He received the same award again a year later for his work on another counterterrorism matter.

In 2007, he joined the Washington Field Office as an assistant special agent in charge. The following year, he was named chief of the Counterterrorism Division’s International Terrorism Operations Section, with responsibility for international terrorism matters within the United States.

In 2009, Mr. Joyce was appointed assistant director of the FBI’s International Operations Division. He had previously served as the legal attaché in Prague and received an award for investigative excellence for his work in that country.

Since 2010, Mr. Joyce has been serving as executive assistant director of the National Security Branch, where he is responsible for the Bureau’s national security and intelligence operations.

Director Mueller said, “Sean Joyce has made tremendous contributions to the Bureau and met tough challenges head-on. I have every expectation that he will do the same as deputy director.”