June 13, 2016

Laura Bucheit Named Assistant Director for the Security Division

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Laura Bucheit as assistant director for the Security Division. Ms. Bucheit most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Las Vegas Division.

Ms. Bucheit joined the FBI in 1996 and began her career in the Baltimore Division, where she conducted investigations into terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and criminal violations. She was also the Baltimore Division’s first female SWAT team member and the second certified female sniper in FBI history.

Throughout her career, Ms. Bucheit has held leadership positions in the Criminal Investigative Division, the Las Vegas Division, the Inspection Division, the San Francisco Division, and as the special assistant to former FBI Director Mueller.

Ms. Bucheit will assume this new role in mid-July.