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Steven Martinez Named Executive Assistant Director of Science and Technology Branch

Washington, D.C. May 09, 2012
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Steven M. Martinez executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch. In this role, he will be responsible for the executive oversight of the Operational Technology, Laboratory, and Criminal Justice Information Services Divisions. Most recently, Mr. Martinez served as the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division.

Mr. Martinez entered on duty as an FBI special agent in January 1987. Since that time, he has served in the Phoenix Division, Washington Field Division, and El Paso Division investigating drug and violent crime cases. He was also assigned to the Los Angeles Division as an assistant special agent in charge, responsible for management of the Organized Crime/Drug Branch and the Cyber Branch.

Mr. Martinez served as the FBI’s first on-scene commander at Central Command in Doha, Qatar and in Baghdad during the staging and commencement of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In that role, he was in charge of all deployed FBI personnel and managed the FBI’s counterterrorism and counterintelligence efforts spanning the initial combat phase of the war.

In 2003, Mr. Martinez became the special assistant to the deputy director of the FBI. He was then promoted to deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division in September 2004. He was serving as the acting assistant director of that division when he was appointed special agent in charge of the Las Vegas Division in 2006.

Mr. Martinez was appointed assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles Division in October 2009. In the same year, he was recognized with the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service as a U.S. Government Senior Executive. In March 2012, Mr. Martinez was designated as the Director of National Intelligence representative for the southwestern region of the United States.

Mr. Martinez graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary’s College of California in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government. In 1986, he received a master’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.