Leadership News

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Armando Fernandez Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Armando Fernandez special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio Division. Mr. Fernandez most recently served as section chief of the Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section, Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, which manages and targets counterterrorism investigations on the Internet.

After completing New Agent Training in Quantico, Virginia, Mr. Fernandez was assigned to the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency. He investigated organized crime matters and violent crimes. In 1996, he transferred to the Brownsville Resident Agency, where he investigated drug cases.

In April 2001, Mr. Fernandez returned to Headquarters where he was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Drug Section, Special Operations Division. He transferred to the Communication Exploitation Section in January 2003. Later that year, he was promoted to field supervisor of the Criminal Enterprise Squad, Dallas Division. Mr. Fernandez was reassigned as a counterterrorism supervisor in January 2005.

In December 2006, Mr. Fernandez was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Phoenix Division, where he was responsible for the National Security Branch. In September 2008, he was the on-scene commander in Afghanistan and also provided support to the U.S. Armed Services Special Operations Units.

In March 2009, he was promoted to section chief in the Counterterrorism Division’s Communications Exploitation Section at Headquarters. This section provides technical and analytical capabilities in support of counterterrorism investigations.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Perrye K. Turner Named Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Perrye Turner special agent in charge of the FBI’s Louisville Division. Mr. Turner most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Information Technology Engineering Division at FBI Headquarters (FBI HQ).

Mr. Turner entered on duty as a special agent in 1991 and was assigned to the Birmingham Division, Huntsville Resident Agency, and in 1995, the New Orleans Division, Monroe Resident Agency, where he worked criminal investigative matters.

In 1999, Mr. Turner was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigation Division at FBI HQ. Mr. Turner worked in the Drug Section, Mexican/Criminal Syndicates Unit.

Mr. Turner served as a field supervisor in 2001 where he was assigned to the Jackson Division’s Criminal Enterprise Squad. While in Jackson, he later worked in the Field Intelligence Group in August 2004.

In August 2005, Mr. Turner was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Memphis Division. He managed the criminal and administrative programs for three years, and all national security branch programs for two years.

Mr. Turner earned a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and statistics from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana and a masters of business administration from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. He is a native of Shreveport, La.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Edward Deeb Receives 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that Edward Deeb was named the recipient of the 2011 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA).

The DCLA is presented annually by the FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, to a recipient in each of the FBI’s 56 domestic field offices. Established in 1990, the DCLA is designed to publicly recognize an individual or organization that has helped with crime prevention and educational programs within their community which have furthered the efforts of law enforcement.

In selecting Mr. Deeb as the 2011 recipient of this prestigious award, noted were his many contributions over the years as a community leader who proactively stays on the forefront in an effort to build better relationships between the private sector and the community. Mr. Deeb co-founded and annually coordinates Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD), an event that draws more than 35,000 to Belle Isle each July.

MDYD is the largest youth event in Michigan, and has drawn over 700,000 youth over the years. The youth day event was inspired following altercations in 1980 between youth and area retailers in Detroit. The mayor met with community leaders to calm tensions, and Ed Deeb met with retailers urging them to be more sensitive to youth in an effort to help restore calm to the community. The mayor personally asked Ed Deeb to do something to help resolve the rising tensions between area businesses and youth residing in business communities.

Not only has MDYD become a yearly tradition that is highly anticipated by thousands of youth each year, it has become a national model youth event, and has received countless honors and proclamations from all areas of our state and nation to include the Point of Light Award from President George H.W. Bush.

Co-founder Ed Deeb is the driving force of MDYD. He is chairman and coordinator and donates much of his time and energy to this event.

It is with great pleasure that the Detroit Division awards Mr. Edward Deeb with the 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., at the office of the Detroit Division FBI, located at 477 Michigan Avenue, 26th floor, Detroit, Michigan 48226.

If you are interested in attending, please contact PAS Simon Shaykhet.

Futures Without Violence Receives 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award from FBI San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, was presented the 2011 Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of the FBI’s San Francisco Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Stephanie Douglas announced Feb. 15.

The annual award was created in 1990 as a way to honor and recognize individuals and organizations that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their community in the area of drug and violence education and prevention.

“I am honored to present this award today to Futures Without Violence for the extraordinary efforts and courageous work they do in our community,” said Douglas. “It is no secret that children and women of all ages are at risk of domestic and sexual violence. The FBI takes crimes against children and women seriously through programs such as the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program, innocent images criminal program which targets child pornography, and in our day-to-day interaction with our local, state, and other federal law enforcement partners in combating these sorts of crimes.”

From domestic and dating violence to child abuse and sexual assault, Futures Without Violence works to end violence against women and children. The organization advances the health, stability, education, and security of women, girls, men, and boys throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has reached new audiences and transformed social norms paving the way for national action campaigns, ground-breaking legislation and professional training programs designed to build the positive relationships that all individuals, families and communities need and deserve. In particular, Futures Without Violence was instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994.

“Today’s award is an honor and amplifies our efforts to recognize that for people to be healthy, they must be able to live free of violence,” said Esta Soler, director and founder of Futures Without Violence. “We are proud to join the dedicated set of past recipients that share in our mission of creating futures without violence.”

In 2011, Futures Without Violence moved its headquarters to the Presidio of San Francisco, designed as a state-of-the-art global hub for innovation, leadership, and action where individuals and allied organizations from around the world will gather to realize the possibility of a world without violence. With offices in Washington D.C. and Boston as well, Futures Without Violence continues to focus on promoting the safety and wellbeing of all through education, advocacy and prevention programs that teach adolescents about the importance of healthy relationships. The organization also increasingly works on policy and programs that advance the status of women and girls around the globe by investing in their health, education and economic participation.

For more information about the Director’s Community Leadership Award, contact FBI Community Outreach Specialist Alicia Sensibaugh at 415-558-2505.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vice Chief Talks Strategy and Leadership

From Naval Postgraduate School Public Affairs

MONTEREY, Calif. (NNS) (NNS) -- The vice chief of naval operations delivered a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) to students, faculty and staff of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Feb. 16 in King Auditorium.

Adm. Mark Ferguson's remarks focused on Navy's role in defense strategy and priorities recently announced as part of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget submission. He also discussed other personnel and readiness topics.

Held several times throughout the year, SGLs provide insights into current and emerging national security priorities from the leaders who guide them, and help students and faculty link their study, teaching and research efforts to the defense needs of the nation.

"Our strategy places a premium on global presence with a rebalance toward Asia-Pacific and the Middle East" said Ferguson. "It balances future capability with current readiness."

Ferguson told the audience that while in some cases force structure may be reduced, the Navy and Marine Corps will remain "agile, flexible, ready, and technologically advanced while retaining core Navy-Marine Corps warfighting capabilities."

Emphasizing the Navy's critical role in national security and economic prosperity, Ferguson said that the Chief of Naval Operations' three tenets of warfighting first, operate forward and be ready were the "lenses" that Navy budget priorities where focused through.

Before taking questions from the audience, Ferguson discussed what he believes is expected from Navy leaders and how they must make a difference daily.

"Be ready to lead--each of you are empowered to make contibutions and commitments to make our Navy a better place," he said. "In today's Navy you have to bring your 'A-game' every day."

Ferguson is a 1984 graduate from the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, and was honored with the university's Distinguished Alumni Award in December of 2008

In addition to SGL remarks Ferguson and his wife Lauré met with U.S. and international Sailors, civilians and families from NPS and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Monterey.