For Immediate Release
April 1, 2008
FBI National Press Office
L. Gomez Named SAC of Los Angeles’ Counterterrorism
Steven L. Gomez has been named Special Agent in Charge (SAC)
of the Counterterrorism Division in Los Angeles. Director
Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to
replace Janice K. Fedarcyk, who was selected as SAC of the
Philadelphia Division. Most recently, Mr. Gomez served as
a Section Chief in the FBI’s Directorate of Intelligence.
Mr. Gomez entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI
in November 1990. Upon completion of training at the FBI
Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Los
Angeles Division where he investigated drug, gang, and violent
crime matters. Mr. Gomez specialized in managing multiple
court-ordered wiretaps in complex criminal enterprise cases.
September 1998, Mr. Gomez was promoted to FBI Headquarters
as a supervisor in the Safe Streets and Gang Unit in the
Criminal Investigative Division. In October 2000, Mr. Gomez
transferred to the Los Angeles Division as a squad supervisor
and managed the Los Angeles Gang Task Force, the Public
Corruption/Civil Rights Squad, and the Al Qaeda Counterterrorism
Squad. In April 2004, Mr. Gomez was designated the Acting
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) for the Counterterrorism
Program in Los Angeles, a position he held until his departure
from the Los Angeles field office.
January 2005, Mr. Gomez was promoted to ASAC for the St.
Louis Division. In this capacity, he had oversight responsibility
for all National Security Branch programs, to include Counterterrorism,
Counterintelligence, Intelligence, and all investigative
matters in the resident agency territories. From January
to February 2007, Mr. Gomez was Acting Section Chief for
the National Security Reports and Requirements Section in
the Directorate of Intelligence, a position he permanently
assumed in May 2007.
and raised in the Los Angeles area, Mr. Gomez graduated
in June 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
and a minor in criminal justice from California State University,
Polytechnic Pomona. While attending college, Mr. Gomez worked
as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service. Following
graduation, Mr. Gomez served as a police officer with the
Los Angeles Police Department. Mr. Gomez is married and
has four children.
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