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Craig Saier

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Former Assistant Director, Office of Intelligence Operations

Full Biography

Craig W. Saier recently retired as the Assistant Director (AD) for the Office of Intelligence
Operations (OIO) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at ATF
Headquarters in Washington, DC. He retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

Prior to his selection for this position, AD Saier served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) at the ATF Tampa Field Division. As the SAC, AD Saier was responsible for law enforcement executive management and providing direction for all ATF operations occurring in 58 counties spanning throughout southwest and central Florida, as well as the entire Florida Panhandle. AD Saier has also served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the Dallas Field Division, assigned to El Paso, Texas. AD Saier’s prior leadership posts include serving as ATF’s Country Attaché to Mexico at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico. As the ATF Attaché, AD Saier led all four ATF offices in Mexico, supporting the U.S. diplomatic mission and coordinating U.S. bilateral law enforcement efforts to combat illegal firearms trafficking. Prior to his assignment to Mexico, AD Saier was the Division Chief of the Resource Management Branch at ATF Headquarters in Washington, DC. In his first supervisory position in 2012, AD Saier was the Group Supervisor of the Jacksonville, Florida, Group I Field Office. He began his career with ATF in 2000 as a Special Agent in the Pensacola Field Office.

AD Saier has more than 27 years of federal law enforcement experience and began his law
enforcement career as an Immigration Inspector with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in El Paso, Texas prior to joining ATF.

AD Saier is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a graduate of the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, California.

AD Saier holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of West Florida.