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Shawn Henry Named Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Division

Washington, D.C. January 11, 2010
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Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Shawn Henry assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Division. Mr. Henry most recently served as assistant director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters.

"I'm excited to be moving to the Washington Field Office; it's where I started my career back in 1989. Some of the most challenging work in the FBI is done here in Washington, D.C. and the office is filled with committed and talented personnel dedicated to the Bureau's mission," said Henry.

Mr. Henry entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in 1989. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Washington Field Division, where he investigated a variety of matters, focusing primarily on public corruption. He was also a member of the SWAT team. In 1995, he was the recipient of the Director’s Award for Outstanding Criminal Investigation.

Mr. Henry was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters in 1996, with program management oversight for public corruption investigations nationwide. In 1999, he was designated chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the National Infrastructure Protection Center at FBI Headquarters. In that capacity, he was responsible for all criminal computer intrusion matters. He was appointed as a representative for the United States delegation to the G8 as a member of the cyber crime subgroup.

In 2001, Mr. Henry was promoted to field supervisor of the Computer Crimes Squad for the Baltimore Division, with responsibility for investigation of computer intrusion and computer fraud matters, computer forensic examinations, and technical operations. He was named assistant inspector and team leader in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in 2003, where he led teams conducting evaluations and audits of FBI field and Headquarters divisions.

Mr. Henry was selected as assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division in 2004, with oversight for all administrative matters, special operations, technical services, and the Field Intelligence Group. He was subsequently detailed to FBI Headquarters to assist in the implementation of the National Security Branch. In 2006, he was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service to serve as chief of the Executive Staff to the Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch.

In 2007, Mr. Henry was named deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, with program management responsibility for all FBI computer investigations worldwide. He was named assistant director of the Cyber Division in September 2008.

Mr. Henry has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in New York, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.