FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III today named Ronald T. Hosko assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division (CID) at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ). Mr. Hosko most recently served as special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office (WFO) Criminal Division.
Mr. Hosko began his career with the FBI as a special agent in 1984. His first assignment was to the Jackson Division, where he investigated drug-related matters, white-collar crime, and organized crime. In 1988, he was transferred to the Chicago Division, where he investigated white-collar and financial crimes in addition to serving on the SWAT team. He also spent several months working undercover in the Sourmash investigation, which targeted fraudulent commodities trading at the Chicago Board of Trade.
In 1992, Mr. Hosko began serving on the Chicago Violent Crimes Task Force, where he focused on violent crime and fugitive investigations until he was promoted to supervisor in 1995. In this role, he continued to serve on the task force while also leading investigations into various federal crimes.
In 2001, Mr. Hosko reported to the Critical Incident and Response Group, first as supervisor and then as unit chief of the Crisis Management Unit. In this role, he served as deputy to the Joint Operations Center commander during the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, and led the FBI in its interagency cooperation during the 2002 sniper shootings in Washington, D.C.
In 2003, Mr. Hosko was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division, where he was responsible for investigations into criminal matters. While in this role, he led the division’s surveillance and technical operations, and he served as the program supervisor for crisis management. In 2005, Mr. Hosko served as the on-scene commander of FBI personnel deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Later that year, he served as deputy to the senior fellow law enforcement official following Hurricane Katrina.
In February 2006, Mr. Hosko served as deputy on-scene commander for FBI personnel supporting the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He was promoted to inspector in 2007, before being assigned to his most recent post with the Washington Field Office in 2010.
Mr. Hosko earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminal justice from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1980. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Temple University in 1984.