Special Agent Elizabeth Pierri was appointed as the Deputy Director of Operational Support (DDOS) with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 2022. She directs operational support elements of the agency’s worldwide activity, and oversees strategic budgeting and planning to ensure sound management of resources against priority mission areas and critical requirements. She also advises the NCIS Director on agency business operations and support services, including planning, programming, policies, and procedures associated with intelligence, human resources, material, capital, fiscal, acquisition, administrative, and technology functions.
DDOS Pierri served formerly as the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) of the Global Operations (Global) Directorate (2020-2022). She was responsible for the nine field offices of the Global Directorate, all associated personnel, and the execution of worldwide complex investigations and operations associated with counterintelligence, espionage, protective services, contingency response, economic crimes and deployments. She also oversaw expeditionary support; technical surveillance countermeasures; and forensic science, polygraph and technical services examinations and analysis. She fulfilled similar responsibilities as the former Assistant Director of the Global Directorate.
DDOS Pierri’s former leadership roles further include NCIS Inspector General, Executive Assistant (EA) to the EAD, Global Directorate; and Special Agent-in-Charge of the NCIS Office of Strategic Support. While serving as EA, she worked simultaneously as the Resident Agentin-Charge of both the Office of Forensic Support and the Office of Technical Surveillance and Countermeasures (TSCM), directly overseeing agency-wide support to crime scenes, major cases, and TSCM examinations. Prior to such roles, she served as the Assistant Special Agentin-Charge for Economic Crimes with the Washington, DC Field Office (DCFO).
DDOS Pierri joined NCIS in Washington, DC in 2003. Her initial assignments included the Far East Field Office, Yokosuka, Japan, where she conducted criminal investigations; and DCFO, where she worked as a Forensic Consultant. She was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent with the NCIS Office of Forensic Support.
DDOS Pierri earned a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Society from the University of Rochester. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and served as an appointed member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Organization of Scientific Area Committees, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Subcommittee. She was also an Adjunct Professor with the George Washington University Gradate Forensic Sciences Department. Her personal awards include the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Walmart Leadership Award and the Milton Ng Achievement Award for the Advancement of Asian Americans in Law Enforcement. She is an alumnus of the Executive Women in Government Senior Executive Service Mentoring Program. She is the Executive Sponsor of the Director’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and actively supports the agency’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility programs.