For Immediate Release
November 9, 2006
FBI National Press Office
DIRECTOR MUELLER NAMES KENNETH KAISER AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF THE FBI’S INSPECTION DIVISION
Washington, D.C . – Director S. Robert Mueller, III has named Kenneth W. Kaiser Assistant Director of the FBI’s Inspection Division. Mr. Kaiser was most recently Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Division.
Director Mueller said, “I am confident that under Ken's leadership, the Inspection Division will continue to identify and solve problems before they become critical issues, and to enhance our operational and administrative functions.”
Mr. Kaiser joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1982 after serving as a Special Agent in the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security in New York City. In his early FBI career, he was assigned to offices in New York, New Orleans and Detroit, serving both in Detroit and in the Oakland County Resident Agency.
In November, 1990, Mr. Kaiser was promoted to the Counterterrorism Planning Unit, Terrorism Section, Criminal Investigative Division. There he was responsible for Special Events Management, Aviation Security, and other terrorism matters. In February, 1993 he was transferred to the Indianapolis Division, where he supervised the Violent Crimes Squad, the SWAT Team, and served as the Division's Crisis Management Coordinator. Four years later, Mr. Kaiser was designated the Assistant Special Agent In Charge of the Indianapolis Division, holding management responsibility for all investigative and administrative programs.
In October, 1999, Mr. Kaiser was temporarily assigned to the Inspection Division as an Inspector, then in April, 2000 served as the Chief Inspector of the Inspection Division until August, 2001. At that time, he returned to lead one of his earlier offices, serving as the Special Agent In Charge (SAC) of the New Orleans Division. Two years later, he was appointed SAC, Boston. He has also served as chairman of the SAC Advisory Committee. In September, 2005, Mr. Kaiser returned to New Orleans a third time, as the FBI on-scene commander responsible for the command and control of all Bureau tactical assets deployed to the area soon after Hurricane Katrina made landfall and devastated that city.
Mr. Kaiser received the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in 2004 and was designated as the Principal Federal Official of the NFL Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida in 2005. He was born in Evanston, Illinois and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wheaton College in Illinois. Mr. Kaiser is married and has a son and a daughter.
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