Lawrence E. Koleff Senior Executive Service - Section Chief, Weapons of Mass Destruction - Countermeasures Operations Section (CBRNE Threats), Federal Bureau of Investigation

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In 07/2018, Lawrence E. Koleff was named Section Chief (SC) of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) Countermeasures Operations Section. Prior to his selection as SC, in 03/2016, Mr. Koleff was selected as an Inspector at FBIHQ Inspection Division (INSD) before being promoted to Chief Inspector of INSD in 05/2017.

Mr. Koleff entered on duty with the FBI in 08/1990 as an Electronics Technician Professional Staff employee and assigned to the Buffalo Field Office Tech Squad. In 1997 Mr. Koleff transferred to the Phoenix Field Office (Tucson RA) before being selected as a Special Agent in 03/2001. After New Agents Training, he was assigned to the FBI San Antonio Field Office where he worked Counterterrorism (CT) and Counterintelligence (CI) matters. In 03/2006, Mr. Koleff was promoted as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at FBIHQ in the WMDD where he coordinated WMD related operational response and investigations and worked directly with CIRG, the Laboratory and CTD’s International Terrorism Operation Section managing both International Terrorism (IT) and Domestic Terrorism (DT) investigations having a WMD nexus. He also worked jointly with the CIA, DHS, DOE and DoD mitigating CT/WMD CONUS and OCONUS threats.

Following his assignment in the WMDD, Mr. Koleff returned to San Antonio in 03/2008, where he worked CT matters as part of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) until 11/2009 when he was selected as the SSA for San Antonio’s Cyber Program. In this assignment Mr. Koleff was responsible for managing the mitigation and disruption of both criminal and national security related Cyber threats. In 07/2011 Mr. Koleff was appointed as the SSA over San Antonio’s JTTF and served as the CT Program Coordinator during his term. In 08/2012 Mr. Koleff was promoted to FBIHQ as an Assistant Inspector/Team Leader in the INSD. In 05/2014, following his assignment in INSD, he was selected as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Jacksonville Field Office with oversight responsibility of the National Security Branch which included the Intelligence Unit, IT, DT, WMD, Counterintelligence and Cyber Programs. Moreover, Mr. Koleff also had management responsibility for five Resident Agencies, Crisis Response and Aviation and Surveillance Programs, as well as the Technically Trained Agents, Training and Language Programs.

During his FBI tenure, Mr. Koleff was a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and Evidence Response Team and also served as the Field Office Program Coordinator for the FBI’s CT and Cyber Programs. Additionally, he served collaterally as an Assistant WMD Coordinator and Airport Liaison Agent in the San Antonio Field Office.