Armando Fernandez has been named Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) San Antonio Division, FBI recently announced.
Fernandez began his career as a special agent in the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency, where he investigated organized and violent crimes. He later transferred to the Brownsville Resident Agency in 1996 where he investigated drug cases.
In 2001, Fernandez was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Drug Section, Special Operations Division, at FBI Headquarters. Two years later, he transferred to the Communication Exploitation Section, and, in late 2003, he was promoted to field supervisor of the Criminal Enterprise Squad, Dallas Division.
During his career, Fernandez also served as counterterrorism supervisor and assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix Division, where he managed the National Security Branch. In late 2008, he provided support to the U.S. Armed Services Special Operations Units as the on-scene commander in Afghanistan.
Most recently, Fernandez worked in the Counterterrorism Division’s Communications Exploitation Section at FBI Headquarters, where he helped provide technical and analytical support to counterterrorism investigations, and at the Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section, Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, where he served as section chief and helped manage counterterrorism investigations on the Internet.