FBI Director James B. Comey named Terry Wade as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division Tuesday afternoon.
Most recently he was the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of the Los Angeles Field Office, the FBI said in a news release.
He replaces Carol Lee, who has been promoted to senior executive on special projects with the Deputy Director’s Office and Office of General Counsel, FBI Headquarters.
Wade is a 19-year veteran who was first assigned to the Helena, Mont. resident agency of the Salt Lake City Division, where he worked violations within the FBI’s jurisdiction with an emphasis on domestic terrorism cases. He was then transferred to the Oklahoma City division, where he primarily worked violent crimes, drug, and white-collar crime matters, the FBI said.
In 2001, he was promoted to a supervisory position in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 2003, he was promoted to supervisory special agent of the Flagstaff Resident Agency of the Phoenix Division. In this position, he supervised programs and investigations within the FBI’s jurisdiction in northern Arizona.
In 2007, Wade was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Albuquerque Division, where he was responsible for the counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber, and intelligence programs, as well as the crisis management program and SWAT team.
Between December 2008 and April 2009, Wade served as the deputy on-scene commander in Baghdad, Iraq.
Wade began his law enforcement career in Oklahoma and served as an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.