ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-FBI agents in St. Louis have a new boss.
Dean Bryant has been named special agent in charge of the St. Louis field office.
According to a FBI release, Bryant comes to St. Louis from Quantico, Virginia. where he served as chief of the Critical Incident Response Group’s Hazardous Devices Operations Section. In this role, he was the senior FBI executive and chairman of the Joint Program Office responsible for coordinating with the interagency and the White House’s National Security Staff to ensure specific aspects of national security were in place.
Bryant joined the FBI in 1991, as a special agent in Miami, where he worked public corruption, violent crimes, and fugitive cases. He was also a member of the SWAT team.
In 2003 Bryant worked in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He also deployed to the Middle East in Qatar and Iraq in support of the FBI’s mission.
In 2005, Bryant was promoted to supervisory senior resident agent of the Springfield and Joplin, Missouri Resident Agencies, which are part of the Kansas City Field Office. He was responsible for FBI investigations of all violations in 32 counties within Missouri and Kansas. During that time, Bryant served as the FBI’s deputy on-scene commander in Iraq in support of the Counterterrorism Division.
In 2008, Bryant was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office, where he supervised the Aviation, Surveillance, and Technical Programs.
Bryant succeeds acting special agent in charge Sharon Ormsby, who followed Dennis Baker. Baker retired from the FBI after 23 years with the Bureau. He led the St. Louis office for 14 months.