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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

April 18, 2013

Contact: Jan Kemp, PIO

202-648-7953 (Office)

202-327-4188 (Cell)

Carl Vasilko Named to Head ATF Washington Field Division

WASHINGTON – Acting Director B. Todd Jones recently named Carl J. Vasilko to head ATF‘s Washington Field Division. Since November 2012, Vasilko has served as the acting SAC in the Nashville Field Division and most recently in the Atlanta Field Division, as those divisions awaited recently named permanent leadership.

I am excited to be here in Washington and look forward to working with the men and women of the Washington Field Division and our federal, state and local partners, said Vasilko. The agents and investigators of the Washington Field Division are extremely talented, dedicated and committed to our fight against violent crime and taking these violent offenders off our streets.

Vasilko began his career as an ATF agent in the Chicago Field Division and served in ATF headquarters as a project officer in the Arson and Explosives Division. He entered supervision as the resident agent in charge of the Louisville Field Division, where he also served as the assistant special agent in charge. Because of his experience in the arson and explosives arena, he served as a unit chief, and later as the acting deputy director, at the Terrorist Explosives Device Analytical Center in Quantico, Va.

Since March 2010, Mr. Vasilko has been the director of the National Center for Explosives Training and Research in Huntsville, Ala., managing ATF‘s explosives program and personnel located there and across the country, as well as overseeing ATF‘s National Canine Training and Operations Center in Front Royal, Va.

For information on ATF and its programs, go to To read more about Washington Field Division investigations, click on the Field Divisions tab and click on Washington and press release.