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Chris Combs
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Christopher Combs

ASAC Christopher Combs is currently the Counter Terrorism ASAC over all Threats, Domestic Terrorism, and Special Operations of the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO).  WFO Special Operations is composed of the WFO Bomb Squad, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Team, Evidence Response Team (ERT), Operational Medics (OpMed), Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT), Hazardous Material Response Team (HMRT), SWAT, Crisis Negotiator Team (CNT), and the Rapid Deployment Team (RDT). Special Operations is also responsible for Special Events in WFO for the FBI to include President Obama's Inauguration in 2009 for which ASAC Combs received the FBI Director's Award for Distinguished Service to the Law Enforcement Community.

ASAC Combs was the initial FBI On-Scene Commander at the Pentagon on 9/11 and then served as the FBI representative to Unified Command for the duration of on scene operations. ASAC Combs was also the FBI representative to Unified Command at the U.S. Capitol during the anthrax mail attacks of 2001.  ASAC Combs has served as the FBI Operations Section Chief for numerous terrorist incidents to include: Holocaust Museum Shooting, Pentagon Shooting, and the Luna Restaurant Bombing in Pakistan.

ASAC Combs was a member of the inter-agency writing team that composed the Initial National Response Plan (Initial NRP), the NRP, and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  ASAC Combs was also an FBI representative to the White House Homeland Security Council (HSC).  During that time, ASAC Combs was a member of the Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned Task Force where he co-authored the White House "Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned" after action report.

ASAC Combs has previously served as the Operations Unit Chief of the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), as an SSA in the WMD Operations Unit, and as the SSA of the National Capital Response Squad (NCRS).  Prior to joining the FBI, SSA Combs was a volunteer firefighter for eight years with the Freeport, New York and New Berlin, Wisconsin Fire Departments.

 

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Leadership in Crises

Whether it's a natural disaster, an industrial accident, or a terrorist attack, or other catastrophe, a crisis usually hits with no warning.  Click for Details.

 

General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar

The General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar is designed by Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Crisis Leadership specifically for the National Guard and the United States Coast Guard.  Click for Details.

 

 


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