Stephen E. Vogt, a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1986, is the new head of the FBI's Baltimore field office.
Steve, who earned a law degree from the University of Baltimore, joined the FBI in 1989 and has had a variety of assignments, ranging from fighting gang activity in Baltimore to overseeing FBI operations in Afghanistan.
His first assignment was as a special agent in Cleveland, where he investigated white-collar crime, public corruption, organized crime and drug cases. He won both the FBI Director's Award and the Attorney General's Award for his work on law-enforcement corruption there. He later headed up a drug task force and was named 2004 HIDTA Task Force Commander of the Year by the Office of National Drug Control Police.
After a stint at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., he went to Baghdad and worked in the U.S. Embassy as assistant legal attaché. There, he investigated kidnappings and hostage cases as well as general criminal activity. He returned to Washington in 2007 and was assistant special agent in charge of the Washington field office.
For the past two years before being assigned to Baltimore, Steve was legal attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he was responsible for all FBI personnel and operations in that country.