EDWARD R. LEARY began his career as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps during the Viet Nam era. On discharge from the Army, he received appointment as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and served in the FBI’s Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Detroit and Philadelphia Field Divisions before selection to the FBI’s Senior Executive Service. During his law enforcement career, Mr. Leary participated extensively as an investigator in major public corruption, white-collar crime, and property crime investigations. As Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s fifth largest field division in Philadelphia, Pa., he managed both undercover and traditional investigations that received national media coverage and led to the prosecution of corrupt public officials and individuals involved in financial crimes and major frauds against the government. Mr. Leary held a number of Senior Executive positions in the FBI, including Special Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Director; and Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Administrative Services Division. Following his retirement from federal law enforcement, Mr. Leary joined a major credit card brand as a Director of Physical Security. Before launching E. R. Leary & Associates, LLC, he also served as a Senior Vice President of a security consulting firm headquartered in Northern Virginia which specializes in complex due diligence inquiries, intelligence gathering and analysis, risk assessment, physical and information security surveys, and crisis management planning. Mr. Leary’s professional memberships include: the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI; INTELLENET—a world-wide network of investigators and security consultants; and the Private Investigator’s Association of Virginia (PIAVA). He has also served as a part-time member of the faculty of the Administration of Justice Program at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
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