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Name: Woods, Sharon
Current Position: Former Director
Special Agent Sharon E. Woods was appointed Acting Director of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) on January 27, 2008 after being named Deputy Director of DCIS on June 3, 2007.
According to the DCIS website, Woods is the daughter of a career Army officer and grew up in various locations throughout the United States and Germany. She graduated from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. In May 2007 Special Agent Woods received her master’s degree in Public Policy Management from Georgetown University.
Woods began her Federal career in 1986 as a Special Agent with the Naval Investigative Service, San Diego, CA, conducting criminal investigations. In November 1987 she joined DCIS at the San Diego Resident Agency. From April 1989 until August 1992, she was assigned to the DCIS office in Wiesbaden, Germany, working at the IG Regional Office - Europe, returning to the San Diego Resident Agency at the end of this assignment. In January 1998 she was selected as a Program Manager, Sensitive Operations, DCIS Headquarters, eventually becoming the Program Director for Sensitive Operations in September 1999. In this position she coordinated and supervised all undercover operations for DCIS, and had oversight of all kickback/bribery investigations as well as supervised the Technical Services Division. In June 2001 Woods became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Southwest Field Office, the largest geographic field office within DCIS. In November 2003, she was then selected to lead the Southwest Field Office as the Special Agent in Charge, the first female Special Agent in Charge in the history of DCIS. In July 2006, Woods was selected to be the Acting Deputy Director and Executive Assistant Director of DCIS, joining the ranks of the Senior Executive Service, after which she was appointed to her current position.
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