ROBERT MUELLER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTIVE
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
WASHINGTON, D.C. - FBI Director Robert S. Mueller,
III, announced the appointment of Grant D. Ashley
to the position of Executive Assistant Director (EAD)
for Law Enforcement Services.
Ashley brings more than 27 years of law enforcement
and investigative experience to the EAD position.
He has served as the Assistant Director for the Criminal
Investigative Division since February 2002 and is
responsible for devising and implementing innovative
strategies for incorporating intelligence into the
FBI's criminal investigations. In his new position,
Mr. Ashley will oversee the FBI's wide-ranging efforts
to support state and municipal law enforcement, including
support provided by the FBI's Training and Development
Division, Laboratory Division, 47 Legal Attaché offices,
the Investigative Technologies Division, and the Criminal
Justice Information Services Division.
Mueller said, "Support for our partners in law enforcement
is a priority for the FBI and is absolutely vital
to our success in fighting terrorism and crime. Grant's
background and experience as an investigator and manager
make him ideally suited to oversee these efforts.
He will bring to bear the same drive and innovation
that he brought to criminal investigations to our
efforts to improve the FBI's law enforcement services."
Ashley began his career with the FBI in 1976 as a
professional support employee and became a Special
Agent in 1980. In his first assignment as a Special
Agent in Los Angeles, he investigated white-collar
and violent crimes and served on the Special Weapons
and Tactics (SWAT) team. Between 1995 and 2002, Mr.
Ashley served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge
for the San Diego Division, Associate Special Agent
in Charge of the San Francisco Division, and Special
Agent in Charge of the Las Vegas Division. He is a
certified public accountant.