Director Christopher Wray has named Terry Wade as assistant director of the FBI’s Inspection Division. Wade most recently served as the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office.
Wade entered on duty with the FBI in 1996, and was first assigned to the Salt Lake City Field Office’s Helena, Montana, Resident Agency, where he worked violations within the FBI’s jurisdiction with an emphasis on domestic terrorism cases. Wade then transferred to the Oklahoma City Field Office, where he primarily worked violent crime, drug, and white-collar crime matters.
In 2001, Wade was promoted to a supervisory position in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. In 2003, he was promoted to supervisory special agent of the Phoenix Field Office, Flagstaff Resident Agency, and in this position, he supervised programs and investigations in northern Arizona.
In 2007, Wade was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Albuquerque Field Office, where he was responsible for counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, and intelligence programs, as well as the crisis management program and SWAT team.
Between December 2008 and April 2009, Wade served as the deputy on-scene commander in Baghdad, Iraq.
In 2014, Wade was promoted to special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles Field Office.
Prior to joining the FBI, Wade began his law enforcement career in Oklahoma and served as an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, where he investigated a variety of state and local crimes ranging from public corruption to homicide.