Executive Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Special Agent Susan Raser was appointed as the Executive Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations and Operations for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in October 2011.
As the Chief Executive Officer for the NCIS Criminal Investigations Directorate, Special Agent Raser directs NCIS investigative activities to defeat criminal threats facing the Department of the Navy (DON) personnel, equipment and facilities; establishes NCIS criminal investigative and crime reduction priorities and performance requirements, oversees Criminal Investigative Directorate strategic planning efforts, and advises the NCIS Deputy Director on all aspects of the Criminal Investigations Program. Additionally, SA Raser leads the criminal investigations outreach program to establish, enhance and influence NCIS engagement activities worldwide to increase the effects of NCIS investigative operations.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Raser served as Deputy Inspector General responsible for inspection of field and headquarters components as well as investigations involving employee misconduct. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigations Program with responsibilities for manning, training and equipping over 400 billets worldwide.
SA Raser’s previous assignments include Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Operations and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Management and Administration.
SA Raser began her law enforcement career in 1980 as a reserve police officer with the City of Orange (CA) Police Department and in 1981 became a police officer for the City of San Clemente (CA). In 1991, she became a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Throughout her career, SA Raser has served in numerous field locations including Marine Corps Base El Toro, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan. Her follow-on assignment included a move to Washington, D.C. as the Program Manager for Sex Crimes and Family Violence at NCIS Headquarters. SA Raser was subsequently selected as Supervisory Special Agent, (SSA), for the Crimes Against Persons Branch at NCISHQ, and later assumed duties as the SSA at Marine Corps Base Quantico. She has performed as the temporary Assistant Special Agent in Charge, (ASAC), of the Washington D.C. Field Office, and as ASAC of the Hawaii Field Office before returning to NCIS Headquarters in Washington D.C in 2007.
Ms. Raser was born in El Paso, Texas and attended the University of California, Irvine where she earned a bachelor's degree in Social Ecology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice.