09/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2019 18:38
FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Emmerson Buie Jr. as the special agent in charge of the Chicago Field Office. Most recently, he served as the special agent in charge of the El Paso Field Office in Texas.
Mr. Buie joined the FBI in 1992 and was assigned to the Colorado Springs Resident Agency of the Denver Field Office, where he investigated criminal matters. He was promoted to supervisory special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Unit in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In 2002, Mr. Buie became the senior supervisory resident agent at the Fairview Heights Resident Agency in Illinois, under the Springfield Field Office. In 2006, he moved to London as the assistant legal attaché and the acting deputy legal attaché. While overseas, Mr. Buie served as the primary point of contact for coordinating the FBI's participation in several international counterterrorism and anti-organized crime agencies.
Mr. Buie was promoted in 2008 to assistant special agent in charge of criminal matters and subsequently served over national security and administrative matters in the Springfield Field Office. He also served as the office's leadership development coordinator. In 2014, Mr. Buie served as the Cyber Division's senior liaison to the National Cybersecurity, Communication and Integration Center at the Department of Homeland Security. As liaison, he helped coordinate numerous public and private sector investigations and intelligence-sharing efforts between the FBI, DHS, and other agencies.
He was named the special agent in charge of the El Paso Field Office in 2017.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Buie served for four years in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and served in Desert Storm. He was awarded a Bronze Star, Combat Infantry badge, and multiple accommodations and awards. He earned a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University.