FBI, Assistant Director in Charge, Los Angeles, Salvador Hernandez Spoke at PI Los Angeles
Mr. Hernandez was born May 21, 1958, in Mexico City, Mexico. At an early age, he moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri. He attended St. Louis University where in 1981 he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History, and in 1984, a law degree.
Mr. Hernandez was designated as a Special Agent on September 17, 1984. Following training, he was assigned to the Tucson Resident Agency of the Phoenix Division. In January 1988, he was transferred to the San Juan Division where he was assigned to the investigation of Domestic Terrorism matters and led the Macheteros Domestic Terrorism investigation. In December 1991, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters as a supervisor in the Undercover and Sensitive Operations Unit. In September 1994, he was named Squad Supervisor for White Collar Crime in the St. Louis Division. In June 2000, Mr. Hernandez was promoted to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Division where he had program management responsibility for all aspects of the Criminal, Counterterrorism and National Foreign Intelligence Programs. In August 2002, Mr. Hernandez was named Legal Attache, FBI Legal Attache Office, Mexico City, Mexico. On July 8, 2004, Mr. Hernandez assumed the duties of Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office, where he served until July 2006.
Mr. Hernandez was designated as Deputy Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, National Crimes Branch, FBI Headquarters, Washington, DC, in mid-2006.
Director Robert S. Mueller, III, named Mr. Hernandez as the Assistant Director in Charge of the Los Angeles Division in October 2007. Mr. Hernandez is married and has one daughter.
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