Mark F. Giuliano Named Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division
|Washington, D.C. November 10, 2010|
Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Mark F. Giuliano as the new assistant director for the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Mr. Giuliano will succeed Assistant Director James W. McJunkin.
“Mark’s experience and leadership have prepared him well to lead the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division during these important times,” said Director Mueller.
Mr. Giuliano most recently served as deputy assistant director for Operations Branch II, Counterterrorism Division, at FBIHQ. He oversaw all domestic terrorism operations in the U.S., as well as the National Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Lone Offender Task Force, the Yemen fusion cell, the Pakistan threat group, human intelligence and strategic terrorism operations, communications exploitation, and terrorist financing for FBI counterterrorism operations worldwide.
Prior to his assignment as deputy assistant director, he served as section chief of the Domestic Terrorism and Strategic Operation Section. Before his career in the Counterterrorism Division, he served as assistant special agent in charge of national security for the Atlanta Division. He was responsible for FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations in Georgia, as well as Atlanta’s multi-agency Field Intelligence Group and Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Mr. Giuliano served as the FBI’s on-scene commander in Afghanistan, where he led a group of FBI personnel who supported U.S. Special Forces components.
He was assigned as supervisory special agent of the Atlanta Division’s violent crimes and international terrorism squads. Prior to his assignment in Atlanta, Mr. Giuliano served in the Violent Crimes Section at FBIHQ. He was responsible for the fugitive and Top Ten programs.
Mr. Giuliano’s FBI career started at the Washington Field Office’s Safe Streets and Gang Task Force. He also served on the Special Weapons and Tactics team as an assault team leader. He received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Investigation as a distinguished recipient.