RUBEN GARCIA JR.
Mr. Garcia was born August 15, 1951, in Brownfield, Texas, where he received his early education. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
Mr. Garcia joined the FBI in October of 1978 and his first assignment was in the San Diego Division. In San Diego, Mr. Garcia worked in several investigative areas including reactive matters such as bank robberies, kidnappings, fugitives and other related crimes of violence.
In October 1982 he was assigned to the FBI Office in Miami, Florida, and primarily worked drug-related investigations. In 1985 he was recognized as the Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida.
In Miami, he also served as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Coordinator for the Florida-Caribbean Task Force Region based in Miami. He was responsible for the coordination of multiagency drug investigations for the region that included the Jacksonville, Miami, San Juan and Tampa Offices.
In September 1988 he was assigned as Supervisor in the FBI Office in San Diego that was responsible for handling drug- related investigations.
In January 1991 he was transferred to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and assigned as a Supervisor in the Criminal Investigative Division, Organized Crime/Drug Section and the Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Section.
Mr. Garcia was named Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division in June 1994 and assumed responsibility for oversight of investigations involving White- Collar Crimes, National Security, Domestic Terrorism, Civil Rights and Applicants. In September 1996 Mr. Garcia assumed administrative oversight for the San Antonio Division to include the Austin and Waco Resident Agencies.
On July 26, 1996, Mr. Garcia was appointed as the Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division.
DALE L. WATSON
In July 1998, Mr. Watson was appointed Inspector Deputy Assistant Director of the National Security Division (NSD), FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., the position in which he is currently assigned. In this capacity, he is responsible for the overall management of the FBI's Counterterrorism Program.
Mr. Watson is a native of Central Florida, and in 1972, received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
After graduation from Florida State University, Mr. Watson was commissioned a regular U.S. Army Officer in the Infantry Branch where he served five and one-half years.
Mr. Watson received his appointment as a Special Agent in February 1978, and following a period of training, was assigned to the Birmingham, Alabama, field office. In October 1982, he was transferred to the New York Office where he remained until January 1985, when he was ordered to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to serve as a supervisor responsibilities in the Washington Field Office.
Mr. Watson returned to FBI Headquarters as Chief of the Iran Unit, Counterterrorism Section, NSD, from November 1991 through April 1994. In May 1994, he became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Division with the overall responsibility for the White Collar Crime, Violent Crime and Major Offenders, and the Drug and Organized Crime Programs.
In June 1996, Mr. Watson was named the Deputy Chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Counterterrorist Center at CIA
Headquarters, where he served until his appointment as Chief of the FBI's International Terrorism Section, National Security Division (NSD), in January 1997.
In 1998, Mr. Watson was appointed Inspector Deputy Assistant Director of the NSD, FBI Headquarters, with responsibilities including overall management of the FBI's counterterrorism program.Following an internal reorganization at FBI Headquarters, on December 6, 1999, the Attorney General appointed Mr. Watson the Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division. Mr. Watson's responsibilities include the overall management/oversight of the international and domestic terrorism programs, the National Infrastructure Protection Center and the National Domestic Preparedness Office.
KATHLEEN L. McCHESNEY
Ms. Kathleen McChesney earned a bachelor's degree in Police Science/Administration from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, in 1971. In 1976 she received her master's degree in Public Administration from Seattle University and in 1987 she received her Ph.D in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.
Ms. McChesney entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI on August 13, 1978, and was assigned to the San Francisco Office, Oakland Resident Agency. In October 1983 she was transferred to FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., where she served in the Undercover and Special Operations Unit. In January 1986 she was transferred to the Los Angeles Office, where she served as a Supervisory Special Agent. She was transferred to FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., in November 1988 where she served in the Criminal Investigative Division and the Director's Office.
In November 1991, Ms. McChesney was designated Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan, FBI Office. In March 1994, she was named as Associate Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. On September 3, 1996, she assumed the role of Special Agent in Charge of the Portland, Oregon Field Office.
In January 1999, Ms. McChesney was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office.
In June 2001, Ms. McChesney was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Training Division, in Quantico, Virginia.
Ms. McChesney is a member of the International Association of Women Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police and was the 1987 FBI nominee as Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Manager to the Interagency Commission of Federal Women in Law Enforcement. She is a member of the California Peace Officers Association and the California Women's Peace Officer's Association. She was a Police Officer and Detective for the King County Police Department, Seattle, Washington, for seven years. She has taught law enforcement classes at Seattle University and the King County Police Academy.
ROBERT J. CHIARADIO
Mr. Chiaradio was born July 13, 1958, in Butler, New Jersey. He graduated from Montclair State College, Montclair, New Jersey, in 1980, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Accounting. Mr. Chiaradio is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Prior to his appointment as a Special Agent, Mr. Chiaradio was employed as a public accountant/auditor and also as a police officer. Mr. Chiaradio received his appointment as a Special Agent in May 1984. He has been assigned to the Denver, Los Angeles and Honolulu Field Offices.
In November 1989, he was ordered to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the White-Collar Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division (CID). In May 1992, Mr. Chiaradio was ordered to the Honolulu Field Office as the Supervisory Special Agent overseeing the White-Collar Crimes program. In May 1995, Mr. Chiaradio was ordered to FBI Headquarters where he served as the Chief of the International Cooperation Unit, CID. In May 1996, Mr. Chiaradio was ordered to the Tampa Field Office to serve as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge.
In May 1999, Mr. Chiaradio was ordered to FBIHQ to serve as a special assistant to the Deputy Director. Since December 1, 1999, he has served as the Chief of Staff for Deputy Director Thomas J. Pickard.
On December 11, 2000, Mr. Chiaradio was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Office and reported for duty on March 5, 2001.
After the terrorist events that occurred on September 11, 2001, Mr. Chiaradio was asked to report back to FBI Headquarters for a temporary assignment as Director Mueller's assistant.