FBI Director Christopher Wray has announced the appointment of David Bowdich as the deputy director of the FBI.
Bowdich most recently served since April 2016 as the associate deputy director, where he oversaw the management of all FBI personnel, budget, administration, and infrastructure, as well as the inspection and insider threat programs.
He began his career as a special agent in 1995 in the San Diego Field Office, where he investigated violent crimes and gangs and served as a SWAT Team operator and sniper. In 2003, Bowdich was promoted to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Criminal Investigative Division and the Director’s Office. Bowdich then returned to San Diego and supervised a multiagency gang task force before being promoted to assistant special agent in charge over all non-white-collar crime criminal violations, the Imperial County Resident Agency, the SWAT Team, and the Evidence Response Team.
From September 2012 to December 2014, Bowdich served as the special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division in the Los Angeles Field Office. In that role, he led the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was responsible for all international and domestic terrorism investigations in the Los Angeles region, surrounding counties, and the extraterritorial region of Southeast Asia. Additionally, Bowdich was responsible for all crisis management and response assets, which included the SWAT Team, Evidence Response Team, Hazardous Evidence Response Team, Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team, Rapid Deployment Team, Crisis Management Team, and special agent bomb technicians.
From December 2014 to April 2016, Bowdich served as assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. During his time in the Los Angeles Field Office, Bowdich oversaw multiple high-profile investigations, to include the San Bernardino terror attack and the LAX active shooter investigation.
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