January 5, 2016

Mark A. Morgan Named Assistant Director of the FBI’s Training Division

Director James B. Comey has named Mark A. Morgan as the assistant director of the Training Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Morgan most recently served as the deputy assistant director of the Training Division at FBIHQ.

Mr. Morgan entered on duty as a special agent in 1996 and was assigned to the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office. While there, he was a member of the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force, the Crisis Response Squad, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. He is a certified firearms and tactical instructor.

In 2002, Mr. Morgan became a supervisory special agent and served as a crisis management coordinator in the Crisis Management Unit in CIRG.

In 2005, Mr. Morgan returned to Los Angeles, where he supervised an FBI-led Hispanic Gang Task Force that focused on the emerging presence of two organized and violent transnational gangs in Southern California: Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, and 18th Street. While in Los Angeles, he also supervised the Critical Incident Response Squad, which has administrative and operational oversight of the division’s critical incident response resources.

In 2007, Mr. Morgan was selected to serve as the assistant section chief of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Branch, where he managed the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Units and the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program. In 2008, he became the FBI’s deputy on-scene commander in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was responsible for all FBI personnel deployed to Iraq under the auspices of the Counterterrorism Division.

In 2009, Mr. Morgan was assigned to the New Haven Field Office as the assistant special agent in charge with responsibilities for the Criminal, Critical Incident Response, Surveillance, and Aviation programs.

In 2010, Mr. Morgan was named the section chief of the Strategic Information and Operations Center, Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG). The following year, Mr. Morgan was promoted to special agent in charge of the El Paso Division. Following the assignment in El Paso, Mr. Morgan served as the deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Inspection Division.

In 2014, Mr. Morgan was assigned to a joint duty assignment with the Customs and Border Protection, where he served as the acting assistant commissioner for internal affairs.

Mr. Morgan was an active-duty member and reservist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before joining the FBI, he served as a deputy sheriff in Platte County, Missouri and as an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Central Missouri State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.