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April 22, 2022

Oliver E. Rich, Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Oliver E. Rich, Jr. as the special agent in charge of the San Antonio Field Office in Texas. He most recently served as the chief of staff to the deputy director at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 
 
Mr. Rich joined the FBI as a special agent in 2004 and was assigned to work white-collar crime and national security investigations in the Houston Field Office. In 2009, he was promoted to supervisory special agent and managed sensitive investigations and operations in the Clandestine Operations Section of the Counterintelligence Division at Headquarters. 
 
Mr. Rich transferred to the Field Flight Operations Unit of the Critical Incident Response Group in 2012, where he managed national aviation operations and flew some of the FBI’s most sophisticated aircraft. 
 
In 2013, Mr. Rich transferred to the Atlanta Field Office, where he served on multiple operational squads. He logged numerous flight hours as a pilot and certified flight instructor in support of aviation and surveillance operations. He was promoted to supervisor of Atlanta’s counterintelligence squad in 2016 and led a team of agents and analysts addressing priority national security threats. 
 
Mr. Rich assumed leadership of Atlanta’s public corruption and civil rights squad in 2019. He was promoted later in the year to assistant special agent in charge of Atlanta’s Criminal Branch. In 2020, he assumed leadership of the Administrative and Operational Support Branch. He was responsible for Atlanta’s crisis response assets, weapons of mass destruction program, financial management, and tactical teams. 
 
In 2021, Mr. Rich was promoted to chief of staff for the deputy director. 
 
Before he joined the FBI, Mr. Rich served 12 years active duty in the U.S. Navy and is retired from the Navy Reserves. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation science from Saint Louis University and a master’s degree in information technology management from the Naval Postgraduate School.