WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today named Andrew Traver as the next director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
"Andrew Traver is absolutely the right person to lead the NCIS," said Mabus. "His strong law enforcement background and experience make him the ideal choice to guide NCIS in preventing and solving crimes and helping to counter those who would do us harm. As a former Naval officer, he understands the Navy and Marine Corps and the evolving security issues we face today."
Traver began his career with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in 1987 as a special agent in the Chicago Field Division, where he served for approximately five years. He went on to leadership positions throughout the United States, including group supervisor in Philadelphia, Resident Agent in Charge of the Camden, New Jersey, Field Office, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the New Orleans Field Division, ASAC of the San Francisco Field Division, and Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago and Denver Field Divisions.
Prior to joining the ATF, Traver served as a surface warfare officer aboard USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG 22). He also served at duty stations in Newport, R.I., Coronado and San Diego, Calif., and in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
NCIS is a federal law enforcement agency that protects and defends the U.S. Department of the Navy against terrorism and foreign intelligence threats, investigates major criminal offenses and provides law enforcement and security services to the Navy and Marine Corps on a worldwide basis. The agency is comprised of approximately 2,500 total employees, including 1,250 civilian special agents, in more than 150 locations around the world.
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