ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Thomas C. McClenaghan, FBI’s longest-tenured special agent in charge, will leave post Jan. 23.
Thomas C. McClenaghan, special agent in charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque Division, today announced he will be retiring on Jan. 23, according to an FBI news release.
McClenaghan, whose office comprises more than 200 special agents and professional support personnel and is responsible for covering the entire state of New Mexico, has been special agent in charge for 3 1/2 years, the longest tenured SAC in the FBI, according to the release.
Previously head of the FBI’s Anchorage (Alaska) Division, McClenaghan has had a 25-year career with the agency, serving in seven major U.S. cities, including San Antonio; New York; FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.; Houston; Albany, N.Y.; Anchorage and Albuquerque, the release said.
According to the release, McClenaghan will be returning to San Antonio, where he has accepted a position as vice president and benefits integrity manager for Health Integrity, LLC, a Baltimore, Md.-based company, overseeing the firm’s efforts in battling Medicaid and Medicare fraud.
During his tenure in Albuquerque, McClenaghan has overseen the creation of two new Safe Streets Gang Task Forces, pursued public corruption at all levels of government, established a new Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory and provided state-of-the-art training for local, state, federal and international law enforcement officers, the release said.
There is no word yet on who will succeed McClanaghan as head of the Albuquerque Division, but FBI Director Robert Mueller is expected to move quickly to fill the position, likely by early spring, according to the release.