Prior to being named to this position, Mr. McCrary was the Deputy Assistant Director, Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations (OPRSO). In this capacity he assisted the Assistant Director in planning, overseeing, and coordinating security and emergency preparedness, inspection, and internal affairs activities of the Bureau.
In his previous assignment, he was the Division Chief of the Recruitment, Diversity and Hiring Division, Human Resources and Professional Development Directorate. He has also served as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge and the Acting Special Agent in charge of the Detroit Field Division. His areas of responsibility included the criminal and regulatory enforcement missions relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives and arson in the state of Michigan.
Mr. McCrary began his federal law enforcement career as a Special Agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in 1989 and his ATF career as a Special Agent in the Los Angeles Field Division in 1992. Mr. McCrary is a Gulf War Veteran and served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm from 1990-1991.
In the ensuing years he has held a number of positions in the field and at ATF headquarters, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Division; Group Supervisor in Baltimore and Los Angeles Field Division, and Program Manager in the Office of Public and Governmental Affairs. He held several positions in the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information, including an assignment to FBI Headquarters as a liaison with the Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit. He was instrumental in assisting the OSII management team stand up the directorate in 2003.
A native of Connecticut, Mr. McCrary received his B.S. Degree in Management Studies from University of Maryland University College. He has also completed an Executive Management Program at the University of California, Riverside and an Executive Strategic Management Program (SMIP) at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) held at Boston University.