M. BALD NAMED ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE COUNTERTERRORISM
D.C. – Director Mueller is pleased to announce
the appointment of Gary M. Bald as Assistant Director
of the Counterterrorism Division. Mr. Bald has been
Acting Assistant Director since December.
Mr. Bald began his career with the FBI in Washington,
D.C. in October 1977, where he served in the Laboratory
Division. In 1981, he was transferred to the Albany
Division where he handled violent crime and drug
matters. In 1984 he received a transfer to the Philadelphia
Division, where he investigated corruption and drug
matters. In 1989, he was transferred to the Office
of Professional Responsibility, Inspection Division,
in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for
conducting and directing investigations of internal
misconduct. In 1991, he was transferred to the Newark
Division, where he had supervisory responsibility
for organized crime and drug matters.
In 1995, Mr. Bald was transferred to the Inspection
Division, Washington, DC, where he was responsible
for evaluating the operational and administrative
effectiveness of FBI Field, Headquarters, and Legal
Attache operations. In 1996, he was selected to
be the Chief of the Policy, Planning and Analysis
Unit, Criminal Investigative Division, where he
managed the FBI's role in Drug Task Forces and coordinated
the FBI's review and development of investigative
In late 1996, Mr. Bald was selected to be an Assistant
Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Division.
In this capacity he was responsible for overseeing
the FBI's organized crime and drug investigations
throughout the state of Georgia. In addition, he
was responsible for overseeing all FBI investigative
matters conducted in the northern region of Georgia.
In January 1999, Mr. Bald was detailed to the Criminal
Division, and later to the Inspection Division,
FBIHQ, where he led the investigation of a high-profile
Organized Crime/Corruption matter in the Boston
Division relating to the James "Whitey"
Bulgar case. In September 2002, Mr. Bald was named
Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Division,
where he had responsibility for all FBI activities
in the states of Maryland and Delaware. In November
2003, Mr. Bald was selected by Director Mueller
to be the Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism
Operations, Counterterrorism Division, FBIHQ. This
position has national program management responsibility
for all international and domestic terrorism investigations,
including those involving weapons of mass destruction.
Mr. Bald has performed splendidly in this acting
capacity and we’re confident he will do so
as Assistant Director.