Marlin Ritzman

Assistant Director, Information Management Division

Marlin Ritzman was named assistant director of the Information Management Division in August 2019. Mr. Ritzman had previously served as special agent in charge of the Anchorage Field Office.

Mr. Ritzman joined the FBI in 1990 and was first assigned to the Kansas City Field Office, where he investigated organized crime and drug matters for seven years. Mr. Ritzman is a certified SWAT agent and a firearms and police instructor.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Ritzman has served the FBI in leadership positions both at home and abroad. In 1997, he transferred to the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), where he served as an assault team leader. During Mr. Ritzman’s tenure with HRT, he completed multiple deployments around the world, including to Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq, and Yemen.

In 2004, Mr. Ritzman transferred to the Kansas City Field Office, Jefferson City Resident Agency, where he worked a variety of violations with an emphasis on violent crime and gang matters. Two years later, Mr. Ritzman was selected to serve as assistant legal attaché in Islamabad, Pakistan. Mr. Ritzman then returned to Kansas City as supervisory special agent over the violent crime squad. In 2013, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Kansas City Field Office, managing all criminal programs and the administrative branch. Mr. Ritzman was then selected to serve as chief of the Transnational Organized Crime-Western Hemisphere section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in 2015, before being selected as the special agent in charge of the Anchorage Field Office.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Ritzman served in the United States Army as an infantry officer.