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FBI Director, Robert S. Mueller, III

2011 Federal Service Award | National Crime Victims’ Service Awards

FBI Director, Robert S. Mueller, III | Federal Service Award
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC

Robert S. Mueller, III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has served his country as a U.S. Marine, federal prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General, United States Attorney, Acting Deputy Attorney General, and Director of the FBI. Director Mueller assumed leadership of the FBI September 4, 2001, one week before the attacks of September 11. He led the FBI through the largest criminal investigation in history and went on to guide the Bureau through a major transition in response to changing threats. 

Director Mueller’s concern about child victims, victims of terrorism, and other violent crime, led him to sign an order establishing the Office for Victim Assistance (OVA) in December 2001. The OVA includes a national Forensic Child Interviewing Program, a program for Internet child pornography victims, and a terrorism and hostage victim assistance program. 

Director Mueller was nominated by Kathryn Turman, program director for the FBI Office for Victim Assistance.