Director Christopher Wray has named David Sundberg as the special agent in charge of the New Haven Field Office in Connecticut. Mr. Sundberg most recently served as a section chief at the Critical Incident Response Group and commander of the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team.
Mr. Sundberg joined the FBI as a special agent in 2002 and was assigned to the Portland Field Office in Oregon, where he worked on Eurasian organized crime and drug matters and other criminal violations. He transferred to the Critical Incident Response Group in 2005 as a member of the Hostage Rescue Team, a counterterrorism tactical team that conducts high-risk missions in the United States and around the world. Mr. Sundberg was promoted to supervisory special agent and made an HRT team leader in 2011.
In 2013, Mr. Sundberg transferred to the Washington Field Office as a supervisory special agent. He managed the National Capital Response Squad, which serves to facilitate FBI engagement in potential crisis matters within the National Capitol Region and oversees specialty teams such as SWAT and the Evidence Response Team. In 2016, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge within the Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division, overseeing crisis response and managing operations. Later that year, he took over management of international terrorism cases within the National Capital Region.
In 2017, Mr. Sundberg was named the chief of the Tactical Section of the Critical Incident Response Group. The tactical section oversees the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, as well as the SWAT and Crisis Negotiation programs FBI-wide.
Mr. Sundberg has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as a detective with the Dover Police Department in New Hampshire.