Press Release

For Immediate Release
September 10, 2009

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

Richard A. McFeely Named Special Agent in Charge of Baltimore Division

Richard A. McFeely has been named special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Baltimore Division. Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed him to this position to replace SAC Amy Jo Lyons, who was recently named assistant director of the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters. Most recently, Mr. McFeely served as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Finance Division.

Mr. McFeely entered on duty as an FBI special agent in February 1990. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he reported to the Buffalo Division, where he primarily worked violent crime and street gang matters. He served as a lead Buffalo Division case agent investigating the Oklahoma City federal building bombing in 1995, perpetrated by western New York resident Timothy McVeigh. In 1997, he received the New York Bar Association's Tribute to Valor Award for dismantling a violent street gang that terrorized the citizens of Buffalo.

In 1997, Mr. McFeely was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Latin American Unit of the FBI’s Criminal Division, providing program oversight of the FBI's drug investigations. He was detailed to the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, in 1998. In that capacity, he helped formulate national policy related to the nation's counter-narcotics efforts, specifically focusing on High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.

Mr. McFeely received his first supervisory field assignment in 1999, supervising a drug squad at the Washington Field Office. Following the 2001 attack on the Pentagon, he was assigned as the FBI's on-scene commander, with responsibility for recovery of evidence and victim remains. Following that assignment, Mr. McFeely supervised a Washington Field Office counterterrorism squad, working extensively with state, local, and federal agencies. He was instrumental in setting up a joint intelligence center in 2003 with the Fairfax County Police Department and other local agencies in an effort to increase information sharing. In 2005, he received the Director's Award for Outstanding Counterterrorism Investigation for his efforts in supervising a multi-national investigation into an assassination plot against a foreign head of state.

In 2005, he was promoted to an assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, responsible for all technical programs. He was promoted in 2006 to the Senior Executive Service as a section chief in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters, overseeing undercover and administrative aspects of all FBI criminal programs. In 2007, he became the FBI's budget officer, and in 2008, he was promoted to the position of deputy assistant director of the Finance Division. In that capacity, he served as the deputy chief financial officer, overseeing the FBI's budget, acquisition, and accounting efforts.

Mr. McFeely earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware in 1985 and a Juris Doctor degree from Delaware Law School in 1989. He is married, has three children, and has resided in the Annapolis, Maryland area for over 13 years.


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