For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
C. Strait Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Kansas
City Field Office
Director Robert S. Mueller, III, announced the appointment
of Monte C. Strait as the Special Agent in Charge of the
FBI's Kansas City Field Office. The Kansas City Field Office
is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, with eight resident
agencies and covers the entire state of Kansas as well as
the western half of Missouri.
Mr. Strait entered on duty with the FBI on March 25, 1974,
and served seventeen years in Washington, D.C., in various
field and headquarter positions. While assigned to the Washington
Field Office, he served on the Terrorism Task Force. He
was also the Bombing Investigations Coordinator and a Legal
Advisor in the office. From 1986 to 1988, he was an investigator
and team leader in conducting investigations overseas regarding
terrorist attacks on U.S. nationals abroad.
assignments at FBI Headquarters included the Legal Counsel
and Criminal Investigative Divisions. From 1988 through
early 1991, he served in the FBI's Office of Congressional
Affairs as liaison to the U.S. Congress regarding FBI criminal,
terrorism, and counterintelligence investigations. In May
1991, he transferred to the Kansas City Field Office where
he supervised a squad responsible for interstate theft,
counterterrorism, foreign counterintelligence, applicants,
and civil rights. In 1992, he was assigned supervision of
the organized crime/drug squad.
March 26, 1999, he was appointed as Assistant Special Agent
in Charge of the Kansas City Field Office. In this assignment,
he was responsible for managing all FBI investigative programs,
resident agencies, and administrative operations.
February 3, 2003, Mr. Strait reported to the Criminal Justice
Information Services (CJIS) Division, Clarksburg, West Virginia,
as Section Chief of the Programs Development Section. In
April 2005, he was selected as the Deputy Assistant Director
for the Policy, Administrative and Liaison Branch. In this
position, Mr. Strait oversaw CJIS administrative, financial,
and support functions; program development matters; Advisory
Policy Board matters; CJIS system access issues; the Uniform
Crime Reporting program, the development of the Law Enforcement
National Data Exchange (commonly known as N DEx), and the
CJIS Division Intelligence Group.
Strait is originally from St Louis. He earned his Juris
Doctor degree from George Mason University and is a member
of the Virginia Bar.
Mr. Strait is committed to the principle that law enforcement
is more effective in addressing crime and national security
problems when agencies communicate with each other and find
common ground for joint efforts.
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