For Immediate Release
March 28, 2008
FBI National Press Office
Fowler Named SAC for Counterterrorism in New York
Fowler has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for
Counterterrorism in the FBI’s New York Division. Director
Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to
replace SAC Joseph M. Demarest, who resigned. Most recently,
Mr. Fowler served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)
in the Chicago Division.
Fowler entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI
in April 1988. Upon completion of training at the FBI
Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the
New York Division, specializing in organized crime and
drug investigations. In February 1998, he was promoted
to Supervisory Special Agent and assigned to FBI Headquarters.
While there, he managed the FBI’s Organized Crime/Drug
Enforcement Task Force and High Intensity Drug Trafficking
Area Programs. Mr. Fowler also traveled abroad to provide
training to foreign law enforcement officers on organized
crime and drug investigations through the International
Law Enforcement Academy.
February 2000, Mr. Fowler transferred to the Seattle
Division, where he supervised the Organized Crime/Drug
Squad, the Special Operations Group, the Cyber Squad, and
two resident agencies. He also supervised the division’s
Evidence Response Team and Hazardous Materials Response
Team. In August 2004, he was temporarily assigned to Baghdad,
Iraq, where he served as the FBI’s Deputy On-Scene
Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fowler was promoted to ASAC of the FBI’s Chicago
Division in August 2005, assigned to lead the operations
of the division’s Counterterrorism Program, which
includes the Joint Terrorism Task Force. His duties also
included oversight responsibility for the Intelligence,
Cyber, Bomb Technician, Hazardous Materials, Weapons of
Mass Destruction, Crisis Management, and Special Events
Programs. He served in this position until his appointment
as SAC for Counterterrorism in the New York Division.
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