The NCIS mission is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps-ashore, afloat, and in cyberspace.
Director of NCIS 

 Senior Executive Service (SES)
  Special Agent Andrew L. Traver  
  Naval Criminal Investigative Service 

Andrew L. Traver - Acting Director of The Naval Criminal Investigative Service


Andrew L. Traver became the fifth civilian Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) on October 7, 2013.  As NCIS Director, Mr. Traver leads the agency as it investigates and defeats terrorist, foreign intelligence, and criminal threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps wherever they operate: ashore, afloat, or in cyberspace.  Mr. Traver’s areas of special emphasis include developing and expanding strong partnerships and liaison with law enforcement organizations, security services, and intelligence agencies worldwide, as well as ensuring agile, adaptive, and responsive NCIS support to the Navy and Marine Corps’ enhanced security posture and global engagements.


Prior to selection as Director, Mr. Traver served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Denver, Colorado Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and as the SAC of the Chicago, Illinois Field Division of ATF.  During his twenty-six year career with ATF, Mr. Traver served as a Special Agent and in supervisory positions throughout the United States, including as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the San Francisco, California and New Orleans, Louisiana Field Divisions, in the ATF Headquarters Office of Inspection, as Resident Agent in Charge of the Camden, New Jersey Field Office and as a Group Supervisor in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Field Division.  Commissioned as a Special Agent with ATF in 1987, Mr. Traver began his career in Chicago, where he investigated violent gang-related crime and violations of Federal firearms, narcotics, and explosives laws.

 Mr. Traver earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Northern Illinois University, graduating summa cum laude.  After college, he joined the United States Navy and graduated third in his class from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.  Mr. Traver also graduated with honors from Surface Warfare Officer School in Coronado, California and reported for duty as the Gunnery Officer aboard the USS Benjamin Stoddert, DDG-22, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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