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John Giacalone Named Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office Counterterrorism Division

Washington, D.C. August 15, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named John Giacalone special agent in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office Counterterrorism Division. Mr. Giacalone most recently served as the section chief of the Counterterrorism Division’s Domestic Terrorism Strategic Operations Section at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In 1991, Mr. Giacalone was assigned case agent of an investigation into organized crime’s control of the airfreight industry at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The case resulted in the indictment and conviction of seven members and associates of the Luchese crime family. In 1994, Mr. Giacalone formed a task force consisting of FBI, Department of Labor, and New York Police Department investigators for the Garment Center investigation. The investigation culminated in 1998 with the arrests and convictions of 15 members and associates of organized crime.

In 1999, Mr. Giacalone received the National Award from the Director of the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for his work in removing the influence of organized crime in New York’s Garment Center. In 2003, Mr. Giacalone created the Field Intelligence Group in Philadelphia, where he established the mission, formulated an operational plan, and directed 30 special agents, task force officers, analysts, and professional support employees.

In 2005, as the deputy on-scene-commander in the Iraqi theater of operations, Mr. Giacalone coordinated the efforts of the FBI, the intelligence community, and the U.S. military, which resulted in the rescue of kidnapping victim Roy Hallums. Mr. Giacalone worked as a member of the Attorney General Guidelines Task Force in 2008 and, with the assistance of 10 supervisory special agents, drafted the FBI’s new domestic investigative policy.

Mr. Giacalone received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management and finance from Adelphi University. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.