of James T. Caruso and Pasquale J. D'Amuro
Today, FBI Director Robert
S. Mueller, III, made the following statement:
"I am pleased today to
announce the appointment of Tim Caruso as Deputy Executive
Assistant Director for Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism
and Pat D'Amuro as Assistant Director for Counterterrorism.
The appointment of these two senior FBI Special Agents
with significant experience in conducting and managing
complex investigations is a key step in fulfilling the
FBI's primary mission of preventing of terrorist attacks
and other pressing threats to the national security.
"Tim has acquired during
his more than 23 years as a Special Agent of the FBI
an outstanding record of accomplishment in both the
counterintelligence and counterterrorism fields. In
June 2001, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Director
of the Counterterrorism Division and has served as its
Acting Assistant Director for the past couple of months.
Tim has also served as Special Agent in Charge of the
National Security Division at the Washington Field Office,
Chief of the former National Security Division's (now
Counterintelligence Division) Eurasian Section, and
Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field
Office. He also completed an investigative staff detail
assignment to the House Appropriations Committee, concentrating
on Department of Defense and Intelligence Community
"With his substantial
investigative experience within and outside the FBI,
I believe Tim is the ideal person to assist Executive
Assistant Director Dale Watson in both these matters,
with a primary focus on the FBI's prevention efforts
and information sharing.
"Pat's long experience
in conducting counterterrorism investigations includes
heading the PENTTBOM investigation and overseeing the
investigations of the first World Trade Center bombing,
the embassy bombings in East Africa, and the U.S.S.
Cole attack. He possesses strong leadership abilities,
demonstrated during his tenure as Associate Special
Agent in Charge and Acting Special Agent in Charge of
the New York Field Office. These investigative and leadership
talents, refined by the experience of a 22-year career
as a Special Agent of the FBI, make him well prepared
to take on the challenge of directing the Counterterrorism
Division during a critical period of reorganization
and refocusing of the work of the FBI."