On-scene Commander: From Street Agent to Deputy Director of the FBI
From his birth in a Texas hill country town that no longer exists, Weldon L. Kennedy has come a long way. After service as a naval intelligence officer, he joined the FBI in 1963. Over the course of four decades, he served the Bureau with distinction, exemplifying the cutting-edge of crisis management. In 1987, he earned fame as the on-scene commander during a riot at the federal prison in Atlanta, where he negotiated an end to a violent thirteen-day siege--without any loss of life. His skillful management of the Oklahoma City bombing case led to the quick arrests of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Kennedy capped his brilliant career by serving as the FBI's highest-ranking official under Director Louis J. Freeh. Imparting a wealth of law enforcement experience and of wisdom about how to succeed at a job one truly loves, On-Scene Commander is for anyone with an interest in the real world of the FBI.
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3YEARS AS A STREET AGENT
4WASHINGTON AND BOSTON
9SAC IN PHOENIX AND THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING
11PREPARATION FOR RETIREMENT
12OUTLOOK ON THE FUTURE OF THE FBI
SEMIRETIREMENT IN ARIZONA AND REFLECTIONS ON LIFE AND CAREER
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
7ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICESDIVISION AND DIRECTORSESSIONS
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