Oklahoma FBI Special Agent in Charge, Kathryn Peterson.

In July 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey appointed Kathryn Peterson as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Oklahoma City Field Office, which covers the state of Oklahoma.  Ms. Peterson began her career with the FBI in May 1990 and was first assigned to the Milwaukee Field Office, where she worked criminal and national security investigations.  In 1995, she served a 60-day temporary duty assignment in support of the FBI’s investigation of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.  As a member of the Milwaukee Field Office’s SWAT team, she also assisted in the manhunt for Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph and participated in the Montana Freemen standoff.  In 1999, Ms. Peterson was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in the National Security Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C.  From 2003 to 2010, Ms. Peterson served in the Chicago Field Office, supervising counterintelligence and counter-terrorism investigations.  Following assignments as Assistant Section Chief in the Counter-terrorism Division at FBI Headquarters and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office, Ms. Peterson was promoted in 2014 to the Senior Executive Service as an Inspector in the Inspection Division at FBIHQ.  In this assignment, she led on-site performance and leadership inspections of field and FBIHQ divisions and conducted agent-involved shooting investigations.  Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Peterson served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in occupied Berlin.  She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the Defense Language Institute, and is a recipient of the Director’s Award for Outstanding Counter-terrorism Investigation and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal.  She currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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