Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 7, 2003

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

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, today announced the appointment of Jonathan I. Solomon as Special Assistant to the Director.

Mr. Solomon, a veteran FBI Agent, entered on duty with the FBI in September 1983. His first office of assignment was the Kansas City Division, where he worked a variety of criminal matters. In February 1987, Mr. Solomon was transferred to the Philadelphia Division, where his assignments included Drug and White Collar Crime investigations. In November 1991, Mr. Solomon was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent in the then-Administrative Summary Unit, FBIHQ, where he had responsibilities for the adjudication of employee misconduct, performance related issues, and inspection matters. In January 1994, Mr. Solomon was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent in the Buffalo Division, where he supervised the division's Organized Crime/Drug Squad. In July 1997, Mr. Solomon was promoted to the position of Chief of the FBI's Transfer Unit, FBIHQ; and, in February 1999, he was designated as the Chief of the FBI's Background Investigation Contract Service. In October 1999, Mr. Solomon was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Division. Most recently, Mr. Solomon has served as the Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Director, Administration.

In his new role as a Special Assistant to the Director, Mr. Solomon will provide counsel to the Director on a variety policy issues, particularly those which are significant to the FBI's Agent population. Additionally, Mr. Solomon will provide day-to-day administrative support to the Director by assisting in his preparation for meetings and the resolution of issues.

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