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Mary F. Rook Named Special Agent in Charge of the Anchorage Division

Washington, D.C. December 01, 2010
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Mary F. Rook special agent in charge of the FBI’s Anchorage Division. Ms. Rook most recently served as the chief in the Training Division’s Law Enforcement Programs Section. She oversaw multiple programs, including the National Academy program, international training, and the Leadership Development Institute. 

In 1984, Ms. Rook began her FBI career in the laboratory as a serology technician. She entered on duty as a special agent in October 1986 and was assigned to the Milwaukee Division, Madison Resident Agency.

Ms. Rook was transferred to the Los Angeles Division in 1990, where she investigated Mexican drug trafficking organizations. She was later promoted to supervisory special agent and spent another five years overseeing complex drug and money laundering cases. In 2000, she was selected as the first Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) supervisor in the Los Angeles Division.

In 2001, Ms. Rook transferred to FBI Headquarters as a supervisor in the Internal Investigation Unit of OPR. In 2003, she was promoted as unit chief for OPR’s Adjudication Unit.

Ms. Rook reported to the Salt Lake City Division in November 2004 as an assistant special agent in charge (ASAC). She was responsible for all criminal, cyber, and administrative programs, as well as the five resident agencies in Utah. In September 2007, she relocated to Helena, Montana following the establishment of a third ASAC position to provide oversight to the 15 resident agencies located in Montana and Idaho and to the Northern Border Liaison Officer, while retaining responsibility for gangs/criminal enterprises and violent crimes.

Ms. Rook is a native of Montana. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Colorado State University in 1983. In January 2011, she will celebrate 27 years with the FBI.