part of the FBI's increased focus on counterterrorism,
a major restructuring of the organization and a reshaping
to the FBI's mission is underway, with top priority
being the prevention of any further terrorist acts in
the United States or against U.S. citizens and interests
abroad. As that transformation moves toward a broad-based
counterterrorism program, including the disruption of
terrorist activities, greater interagency cooperation,
and effective warning, Director Robert S. Mueller, III,
has appointed three veteran FBI Agents to key posts
in the Counterterrorism Division.
John S. Pistole, Deputy Assistant Director, Counterterrorism
Division: Mr. Pistole has served in the Minneapolis,
New York, Indianapolis and Boston field offices. While
in the New York office, he worked complex organized
crime investigations and has gained experience in the
areas of organized crime, white collar crime, and other
programs, as an investigator, supervisor, and manager
throughout his career. He has served on the Information
Security Working Group and as an Inspector has directed
and supervised the inspections of field offices, Headquarters
divisions and overseas Legal Attache offices.
Andrew G. Arena, Section Chief of the International
Terrorism Operations Section: Mr. Arena entered
on duty with the Bureau in June 1988 and has served
in the Albany and Los Angeles field offices. He also
served in the Cleveland field office where he supervised
the Violent Crimes and Major Offenders squad. Most recently,
Mr. Arena has served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge
of the Detroit field office, where he was responsible
for all international terrorism matters.
Thomas P. Carey, Section Chief of the Domestic Terrorism
Section: Mr. Carey is a 19-year Bureau veteran,
having served in the Boston, Minneapolis, and Washington,
DC field offices where his investigative responsibilities
ranged from violent crime investigations to foreign
counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations.
Most recently, Mr. Carey has served as Assistant Special
Agent in Charge of the Washington, DC field office,
where he has been supervising the investigation into
the deadly anthrax mailings.
represents a continuing threat to the United States
and a formidable challenge to the FBI", said Dale
L. Watson, Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism
and Counterintelligence. "These three -- all experienced
investigators and managers -- represent the FBI's finest.
They bring both the leadership qualities and a track
record of success, and they will be important assets
to the worldwide fight against terrorism", Watson