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March 9, 2015

Thomas M. Class, Sr. Named Special Agent in Charge of Dallas Division

Director James B. Comey has named Thomas M. Class, Sr. special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas Division. Mr. Class most recently served as section chief of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group in the National Security Branch (NSB) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). In this position, he led an FBI-lead interagency group that deploys worldwide the nation’s best interrogation resources against significant counterterrorism targets in custody.

Mr. Class began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1990. He was first assigned to the Columbus Resident Agency, within the Atlanta Division, and he investigated a wide variety of criminal and national security matters. In 2005, Mr. Class was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Counterterrorism Division’s International Terrorism Operations Section at FBIHQ. In that role, Mr. Class served as the program manager for terrorism investigations throughout the Midwest.

In 2007, Mr. Class transferred to the Birmingham Division and served as a supervisory special agent overseeing investigations of all white-collar crime, public corruption, civil rights, and critical incident response matters within the Northern District of Alabama.

Mr. Class was promoted in 2011 to assistant special agent in charge of the Mobile Division’s NSB with investigative and administrative oversight of all counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, critical incident, human intelligence, and field intelligence matters within the Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Class served as a police officer and detective with the St. Petersburg Florida Police Department. He received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida in 1981 and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University in 1994.