In January 2020, Terry Wade was appointed Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch of the FBI. In this role, he oversees all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as critical incident response and victim assistance.
Mr. Wade began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in 1996. He has served in the Helena, Montana, Resident Agency of the Salt Lake City Field Office, the Oklahoma City Field Office, the Flagstaff Resident Agency of the Phoenix Field Office, the Albuquerque Field Office, and the Los Angeles Field Office, in addition to a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq, as the deputy on-scene commander. His assignments at FBI Headquarters have included leadership positions in the Criminal Investigative Division, Human Resources Division, and Inspection Division. Most recently, Mr. Wade served as the Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Wade began his law enforcement career in Oklahoma and served as an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, where he investigated a variety of state and local crimes, ranging from public corruption to homicide.