Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Vice Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South
Mr. Brett A. Chianella assumed the duties of Vice Director for Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF) South in September of 2016.
entered the FBI as a Special Agent and was assigned to the Miami
Field Office where he investigated counterterrorism as a member of
the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).
During his tenure in Miami, he served on the Special Weapons
and Tactics (SWAT) team.
was transferred to the Tampa Field Office where he was assigned to
the Domestic Terrorism Special Events Squad and served as the
Maritime and Aviation Liaison Agent and Crisis Management
Coordinator to several National Special Security Events.
Mr. Chianella was re-assigned to Operation Panama Express
North Strike Force where he investigated Consolidated Priority
Organization Targets in the Western Hampshire.
During his assignment in Tampa, Mr. Chianella also served on
SWAT as the maritime coordinator with several operational
was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and assigned to FBI
Headquarters in Washington D.C., Criminal Investigative Division,
Transnational Organized Crime, Western Hampshire (TOC-W).
In this position, Mr. Chianella served as program manager of
the Southwest Region and Operation Panama Express coordinating the
efforts of 12 field offices in the fight against organized crime.
Mr. Chianella also served as the national program manager of
the FBI’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), that
provides program oversight for all FBI OCDETF investigations.
departed FBI Headquarters and was promoted to Unit Chief, TOC-W and
assigned to the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), as the
Senior FBI Liaison and in 2016 was appointed the Vice Director of
started his law enforcement career in central Florida in 1992 as a
Deputy Sherriff and then as a state law enforcement officer, holding
the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant with Florida Alcohol Beverages
and Tobacco. Mr.
Chianella entered federal law enforcement service in 2002.
He also is an active reservist in the United States Coast
Guard with operational deployments in IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN.
has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida