Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division, Federal Bureau of InvestigationMichael S. Welch, a 23-year veteran of the FBI, was named the Deputy Assistant Director for the FBI Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. in the fall of 2011. Most recently Mr. Welch served he served as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI¹s Indianapolis Office.
Mr. Welch also served as Section Chief of the International Operations Section, Office of International Operations at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Mr. Welch entered duty with the FBI as a special agent on September 6, 1988. Following training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the Kansas City Field Office where he served for approximately seven years. During his tenure at Kansas City, he worked exclusively on the Organized Crime (OC)/Drug Task Force and was a member of the SWAT team.
In June 1995, he was transferred to the OC Section, Criminal Investigative Division, at FBI Headquarters. In August 1997, he was named Supervisory Special Agent of the Organized Squad, Miami Field Office. While in Miami, he served as the OC program manager and supervised the South Florida OC Task Force.
In January 2000, he was named Unit Chief of the La Cosa Nostra Unit, FBIHQ.
After serving in this position for nine months he was selected as the Assistant Section Chief of the OC Section. In this capacity, he managed all FBI OC Investigations and the FBI/Hungarian National Police Task Force in Budapest, Hungary. He served on several international working groups and was the Co-Chairman for the U.S./Canadian Law Enforcement Cross-Border Forum. In May 2002, he was named Acting Section Chief of the OC Section.
In November 2003, he was appointed
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Washington Field Office, Administrative Division. As ASAC, he managed all support service functions as well as applicants, training, and the AG/Director's details.