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Robert J. Hammer

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    Professional affiliation

    Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, Department of Homeland Security

    Full Biography

    Robert Hammer is currently the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Pacific Northwest (PNW) Region. In this capacity he is responsible for all HSI investigations across the entire PNW including the States of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. HSI PNW’s workforce consists of over 250 employees, including special agents, criminal analysts, and mission support personnel assigned to over 10 offices throughout the region.

    Throughout his career Mr. Hammer has served in several key leadership positions for HSI. Mr. Hammer was formerly the Deputy Special Agent in Charge for HSI Atlanta, GA, where he was responsible for all HSI investigations and field operations in the States of Georgia and Alabama. He was also the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Nashville, Tennessee, overseeing all multiple HSI offices across the State of Tennessee. At HSI headquarters, Mr. Hammer previously served as the Chief of Staff of DHS Joint Task Force Investigations as well as the Operations Chief for Domestic Operations.

    Mr. Hammer also has held several key positions in support of the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters through several joint duty assignments including the Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and a Branch Chief in DHS-Operations and Coordination (OPS).

    Mr. Hammer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service.