For Immediate Release
January 9, 2008
FBI National Press Office
Michael A. Rodriguez Named SAC Pittsburgh
Michael A. Rodriguez has been named Special Agent in
Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office.
Director Robert S. Mueller, III, appointed him to this
position to replace SAC Ray A. Morrow, who retired in November.
Most recently, Mr. Rodriguez served as Chief Inspector
in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters.
Mr. Rodriguez entered on duty as a special agent of the
FBI in November 1983. Upon completion of training at the
FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, he was assigned to the San
Antonio Division, where he worked a variety of criminal
matters and specialized in the investigation of drug trafficking
organizations. During two tours in the Washington Field
Office, Mr. Rodriguez worked as undercover agent in counterintelligence,
public corruption, and drug investigations. He also served
in the San Juan Division, investigating counterterrorism
and criminal matters.
While assigned to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
Mr. Rodriguez served on the Director’s Security Detail
and in the Human Resources Division. In September 1992,
he was part of the development team for the National Drug
Intelligence Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he
was responsible for the creation of the Central and South
American Strategic and Organizational Intelligence branches.
In April 1999, Mr. Rodriguez was assigned to the Milwaukee
Division, where he supervised the Organized Crime, Drug,
and Criminal Enterprise Investigation Squad. While there,
he also managed a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Task Force and a Safe Streets Task Force targeting violent
gangs and major international drug trafficking organizations.
In February 2003, Mr. Rodriguez was appointed the Assistant
Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville Division, where
he assumed executive management responsibilities in all
aspects of the FBI's investigative and administrative operations
in Jacksonville. Mr. Rodriguez served as an On Scene Commander
in the Joint Operations Center for the 2004 G-8 Summit
and as co-chairman of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Federal
Agency subcommittee responsible for the planning, oversight,
and coordination of federal agency resources used during
Super Bowl XXXIX.
Mr. Rodriguez was promoted to Inspector in March 2005.
In this role, he led teams responsible for sensitive investigations
and the assessment of FBI operations and performance around
the world. In November 2006, he was designated the FBI’s
Mr. Rodriguez is a native of New York.
He graduated from the Inter-American University with degrees
in English Literature and Business Administration with
a concentration in Marketing, and also holds a Master’s
degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Prior to his
employment with the FBI, Mr. Rodriguez was a Regional Director
of Marketing for Latin America with the Westinghouse Electric
Corporation, Transformer Components Division in Pittsburgh,
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