RSVPs will open in JACK for all students on Sunday, October 27th at 5pm.
**These virtual career chats will be conducted from the OCA office.As of May 2019, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Scott Sweetow is the Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) in Huntsville, Alabama. In January 2016, he assumed a leadership role as the Deputy Director of TEDAC, where he is responsible for day to day operations of the many units.SSA Sweetow began his career ATF in June 1990 as an agent in the Los Angeles Division working arson and explosives cases and subsequently criminal intelligence, with supervisory assignments beginning in August 1999 in Arizona as a Division Operations Officer and Group Supervisor. In March 2003, SSA Sweetow moved to ATF HQ in Washington DC as a Program Manager and then Branch Chief, before rising to Division Chief in 2005 over the National Center for Explosives Training and Research Division, where he implemented the Department of Justice’s $50 million dollar state of the art explosives facility in Huntsville, Alabama.SSA Sweetow has served as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division, and on September 11, 2011 was promoted into the Senior Executive Service as Special Agent in Charge (SAC), with responsibility for ATF’s operations in the State of Georgia and the entirety of agents, regulatory investigators, professional support staff and task force officers. In January 2013, he was made SAC of the multi-state St. Paul Field Division, which covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In August 2013, he was promoted to Deputy Assistant Director in ATF’s Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, a position he held until being appointed as Deputy Director of TEDAC.A former team Special Agent in Charge for ATF’s Eastern National Response Team, with more than 20 years as a certified explosives specialist, SSA Sweetow worked such scenes as the Oklahoma City and Centennial Olympic Park bombings, and was the first ATF agent to deploy operationally to Iraq, assisting the Defense Intelligence Agency as part of the Iraq Survey Group. SSA Sweetow has also worked in numerous foreign countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa teaching Post Blast Investigation Techniques, and is a 20 year member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.SSA Sweetow has attended the FBI LEEDS course, is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Senior Executive Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, and the Leading the Intelligence Community course for senior executives, which is run by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.SSA Sweetow is a decorated veteran of the United States Army Reserves, and has received ATF’s Distinguished Service Medal and multiple Foreign Service medals, the latter for deployment to hostile action zones, and he is conversant in Russian and Spanish. SSA Sweetow has visited in excess of 55 countries, and in 2009 was published in Homeland Security Today for an article entitled “After Mumbai: Facing the Flames,” which dealt with the use of fire as a weapon by terrorists and extremist groups.