Director Mueller Names Charles S. Phalen, Jr.
Assistant Director for Security Division
DC - FBI Director Robert Mueller today named
Charles S. Phalen, Jr., to be Assistant Director
in charge of the FBI's Security Division. In
that capacity, Mr. Phalen will build on current
efforts to restructure and enhance the FBI Security
Phalen is a career employee with the Central
Intelligence Agency who will be detailed to
the FBI. He is filling the position being vacated
by Kenneth H. Senser, who reinvigorated the
FBI Security Program, creating a new division
and consolidating existing security programs
under one umbrella. Mr. Senser is leaving federal
service for the private sector.
Phalen's previous post was Chief of the Protective
Programs Group in the CIA's Office of Security.
In that capacity, he oversaw the provision of
facility and personnel protection services around
the world. In February of this year, Mr. Phalen
served on the Secretary of State's Accountability
Review Board charged with reviewing the investigation
into the assassination of USAID employee Lawrence
Foley in Amman, Jordan.
Phalen joined the federal service in 1981. Over
the course of his career he has worked on matters
relating to investigations, facilities security,
personnel protection, information security,
analysis, policy, operations, and anti-terrorism,
both in the United States and abroad.
1989, Mr. Phalen was appointed Chief of Operations
for Construction Security Activities at the
CIA. In 1990, he was named Chief of the Office
of Security's Research and Analysis Branch.
His next posting, in 1993, was as Chief of the
Facilities and Information Security Division
at the National Reconnaissance Office. Between
1996 and 1998, Mr. Phalen directed the CIA Office
of Security's Analysis and Policy Center. He
served as the Center for CIA Security's Executive
Officer from 1998 to 2000.
Phalen is a member of the American Society for
Industrial Security and sits on the International
Government and Industry Security Council. He
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology
from the University of Maryland.