Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NCIS Director Focusing On Economic Crimes And Special Response Teams

Naval Criminal Investigative Service Director, Andrew Traver (seen in his official NCIS photo), was interviewed by Meghann Myers at the Navy Times. The Navy Times is an independant newspaper that covers the Navy.

HEADQUARTERS, QUANTICO, Virginia — Naval Criminal Investigative Service Director Andrew Traver assumed command in October 2013 — weeks after the Navy Yard shootings — with a clear mandate: Take an agency known for sleuthing and prepare it for dangerous confrontations.

A year later, training is about to begin for the first class of NCIS agents who will comprise the Regional Emergency Reaction Counter Threat teams that can serve high-risk warrants or act as first responders in the case of on-base emergencies, like active-shooter crises.

NCIS also has its eye on tackling the large number of sexual assault complaints it investigates every year from the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as economic fraud against the Navy Department that is an increasing priority for leadership.

Traver sat down with Navy Times on Nov. 20 for a wide-ranging interview.

You can read the rest of the interview via the below link:


You can also read my interview with a previous NCIS director, Mark D. Clookie, for Counterterrorism magazine via the below link:


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