Raymond P. Duda Named Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office
FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Raymond P. Duda as special agent in charge of the Seattle Field Office. Mr. Duda most recently served as a section chief in the Cyber Division and senior liaison to the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command. In this liaison role, Mr. Duda was responsible for coordinating joint initiatives and maximizing operational effectiveness between the FBI and the respective agencies.
Mr. Duda entered on duty with the FBI as a special agent in 1991 and was assigned to the Charlotte Field Office, where he investigated white-collar crimes, specifically bank and insurance fraud. He served as the team leader and coordinator for the SWAT team, was a firearms and defensive tactics instructor, and served temporary duty assignments in Manila, Philippines; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Bucharest, Romania; and Doha, Qatar.
In 1995, Mr. Duda joined the Charlotte Safe Streets Task Force (CSSTF), where he focused on violent crime investigations. As a member of the CSSTF, Mr. Duda successfully partnered with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to establish the Charlotte Cold Case Homicide Initiative. He was promoted to supervisor of the CSSTF in 2005. In 2008, Mr. Duda transitioned from his role as CSSTF supervisor and assumed responsibility for the Charlotte Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In 2009, Mr. Duda became the legal attaché in Ankara, Turkey, where he focused on joint counterterrorism operations in partnership with local law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
In 2012, Mr. Duda moved to the Global Initiatives Unit in the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, where he was responsible for establishing key relationships with foreign partners to share biometric data on known or suspected terrorists and organized crime figures.
In 2013, Mr. Duda was assigned to the Pittsburgh Field Office as the supervisory special agent over the human intelligence squad. Mr. Duda was then promoted to assistant special agent in charge in 2014, overseeing the national security and crisis response programs as well as the FBI’s West Virginia offices.