Director Names Special Agent Chris Swecker Assistant
Director for Criminal Investigative Division
DC – FBI Director Robert Mueller has named
Chris Swecker to be Assistant Director (AD) for
the Criminal Investigative Division (CID). Mr. Swecker
most recently led the Charlotte, North Carolina
field office as Special Agent in Charge from July
1999 through April 2004. In support of the FBI’s
overarching priorities, the CID is responsible for
coordinating, managing, and directing all criminal
investigative programs nationwide. These investigations
focus on financial, violent and organized crime;
public corruption; violation of individual civil
rights; corporate fraud; and drug related crimes.
Director Mueller said, “The AD for the Criminal
Investigative Division will guide the investigative
efforts of field offices against criminal enterprises
in the continental United States, as well as internationally.
It is crucial that the Bureau’s investigative
procedures and programs be successful to prevail
in the continued war on terror. I am confident that
Chris’ knowledge and experience will prove
a strong addition to our management team.”
Mr. Swecker has been with the FBI as a Special Agent
since June 13, 1982, and has made contributions
across the country. He served in the Charlotte,
Oklahoma City, Miami, and Houston field offices.
His varied experiences include acting as the on
scene commander of the FBI operations in Iraq, the
dismantlement of a Hizballah terror cell in Charlotte,
and the investigation and capture of Eric Robert
Rudolph. From his extensive work on criminal cases,
including both national and international cases,
to his experience as a Special Agent in Charge,
Mr. Swecker has developed a unique understanding
for the Criminal Investigative Division as well
as the evolving mission of the FBI.
Mr. Swecker has degrees in Political Science and
Economics from Appalachian State University in Boone,
North Carolina, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Wake
Forest School of Law in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney
in North Carolina. Mr. Swecker is married and has
three daughters. He is a member of the North Carolina
State Bar, Virginia State Bar – Fourth Circuit
Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.