Senior Executive Service (SES-4)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Dennis R. Weaver was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 16 September 1948, and graduated from Greene County Tech High School, Paragould, Arkansas, as Class Valedictorian. He attended Arkansas State University, joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps, and graduated in 1970 as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Upon graduation, he attended the Signal Officer Basic Course graduating in the top 5% of his class. He subsequently served as the Company Commander of two units, as a Battalion Logistics Officer, and as the Battalion Operations Officer during a tour in the Republic of Korea. Captain Weaver’s military schools include U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger. He was the top student in the Signal Officer Advanced Course and graduated as the top student in four of seven Army Courses.
In 1978, he became a Special Agent in the FBI, and was assigned to investigate Organized Crime, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, and Terrorism. He supervised Joint Task Forces with the New York City Police Department, investigating the Genovese and Luchese La Cosa Nostra Organized Crime Families; he supervised the country’s largest ever Bank Fraud Task Force to address Savings and Loan Failures in Texas. He supervised the FBIHQ UNABOM Task Force investigating a series of mail bomb attacks that killed and injured numerous victims nationwide. Also, as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, he developed and supervised a Task Force to address numerous Church Arsons in Mississippi. Selected as a member of the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, he served as Inspector-in-Place and Section Chief of the largest Section at FBIHQ, and received the SES performance award for exceptional performance.
Retiring in 2001, he continued to work as a Team Adam consultant for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, including operations following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He deployed 17 times to seven states, assisting in recovering missing and abducted children.
His education includes an MBA in Accounting from Xavier University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Accounting from Pace University. He is a CPA, licensed in Ohio and Arkansas, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of CPAs. He has a Black Belt in Karate, Green Belt in Judo, and Green Belt in Taekwondo.
Mr. Weaver’s career spanned more than 30 years of combined government service in the U.S. Army and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.