Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 19, 2003

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

FBI Director Robert Mueller today announced the appointment of Gary M. Bald as Inspector-Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterterrorism Division. In that capacity
Mr. Bald will oversee operations in international and domestic terrorism and in terrorist financing.

Mr. Bald began his career with the FBI in 1977, where he served in the Laboratory Division. In 1981, he transferred to the Albany Division, where he investigated corruption and drug matters. In 1989, he was transferred to the Office of Professional Responsibility, Inspection Division, in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for conducting and directing investigations of internal misconduct. In 1991, he was transferred to the Newark Division, where he had supervisory responsibility for organized crime and drug investigations and coordinated the FBI's drug investigations in New Jersey.

In 1995, Mr. Bald was transferred to the Inspection Division, in Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for evaluating the operational and administrative effectiveness of
FBI Field, Headquarters, and Legal Attaché operations. In 1996, he was selected to be the Chief of the Policy, Planning and Analysis Unit, Criminal Investigative Division, where he managed the FBI's role in Drug Task Forces and coordinated the FBI's review and development of investigative policies.

In 1996, Mr. Bald was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Division. In this capacity he was responsible for overseeing the FBI's organized crime and drug investigations throughout the state of Georgia. In January 1999, Mr. Bald was detailed to the Criminal Investigative Division, FBIHQ, where he headed a high profile Organized Crime/Corruption investigation. He was appointed by Director Mueller to the position of Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Division in September 2002 and held this position until today's appointment.

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