For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
B. WARD NAMED SAC IN OKLAHOMA CITY
Ward will lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s
Oklahoma City Field Office
D.C. – Michael B. Ward, an 18-year veteran
of the FBI, has recently been appointed as the Special
Agent in Charge (SAC) for the Oklahoma City Division
by FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. In addition
to Oklahoma City, this Division covers 12 Resident
Agencies in Ardmore, Durant, Enid, Lawton, McAlester,
Muskogee, Stillwater, Tulsa, Vinita, Woodward, Elk
City and Norma, with a total of 133 Agents and 113
Ward entered on duty as a Special Agent in July 1988
and served in the Dallas Division for approximately nine
years, working primarily violent crime, interstate theft,
and criminal enterprise investigations.
July 1997, Ward was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent
in the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI Headquarters.
He served in that capacity until May 1999, when he was
named as an Assistant Inspector in the Inspection Division.
September 2000, Mr. Ward was designated as the White
Collar Crime Supervisor in the Tampa Division’s
Orlando Resident Agency, with additional managerial responsibilities
for the Lakeland Resident Agency. Two years later he
was appointed as the Supervisory Senior Resident Agent
in Orlando and assigned accompanying responsibility for
the Brevard Resident Agency.
Ward was selected as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge
in the Boston Division in April 2003 and served as Program
Manager for all criminal investigative programs.
March 2005, Mr. Ward was chosen as Section Chief of the
Executive Development and Selection Program at FBI Headquarters,
with oversight of the Senior Executive Service, Special
Agent Mid-Level Management, Support Management Development,
and Transfer Units. In May 2005, he also assumed the
duties of Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Operational
Support Branch, Administrative Services Division.
Ward is a graduate of Pfeiffer College, Misenheimer,
North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Business Administration in 1985. He is a native of Pilot
Mountain, North Carolina.
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