Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Stephen E. Vogt special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore Division. Mr. Vogt most recently served as the legal attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Mr. Vogt began his career as a special agent with the FBI in August 1989. He first reported to the Cleveland Division, where he investigated white-collar crime, public corruption, organized crime, and drug cases and was also a member of the SWAT team. While there, he received the FBI Director’s Award and the Attorney General’s Award for his work on a law enforcement corruption investigation. In 1999, Mr. Vogt was promoted to supervisory special agent of a drug task force/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Group (HIDTA) and was named the 2004 HIDTA Task Force Commander of the Year by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
In 2005, Mr. Vogt was promoted to team leader in the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he managed teams of supervisors over a 12-month period as they conducted on-site inspections of field offices throughout the United States.
Mr. Vogt reported to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq in 2006, where he served as an assistant legal attaché and investigated kidnappings, hostage matters, and general criminal activity.
In 2007, Mr. Vogt was promoted to an assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office. He oversaw the cyber, gang/criminal enterprise, organized crime, and violent crime programs. During this time, he also worked with the Baltimore Division to establish a Cross Border Task Force in Prince George’s County, Maryland, aimed at combating violent gangs in the county.
Mr. Vogt reported to Kabul, Afghanistan as legal attaché in 2010. In this capacity, he was responsible for all FBI personnel and operations throughout the country.
Mr. Vogt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Washington & Lee University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Baltimore. He is married and has three children.