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Mr. McNamara entered on duty with the FBI on August 31, 1987. While assigned to the FBI’s Honolulu Field Division as a Special Agent his investigative areas included violent crime, white collar crime, counter intelligence and public corruption. Agent McNamara was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in 1995 and transferred to the Behavioral Analysis Unit, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia. SSA McNamara served in the Behavioral Analysis Unit for 18 years until his retirement. As a Supervisory Special Agent in the NCAVC, SSA McNamara reviewed investigations submitted by law enforcement agencies and provided expert witness testimony, behavioral analysis, crime scene assessment, information regarding unknown offender characteristics (profiles), recommended investigative strategies and major case management and developed interview and prosecutive strategies. He also provided analyses of statements and threats, staging and signature behavior, and crime linkage.
Mr. McNamara has been a consultant to law enforcement and intelligence agencies throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Latin America on thousands of cases involving serial murders, homicides, equivocal deaths, sexual assaults, abductions, arson, bombings, stalking, product tampering, public corruption, extortions, workplace violence, threat assessments and false allegation crimes. Mr. McNamara has provided training in violent crime and white collar crime to law enforcement agencies, military units, mental health professionals and academia both nationally and internationally. Mr. McNamara conducted research regarding violent offenders and their crimes, including serial murder, sexual homicide, sexual assault, threat assessment and false allegation crimes.
Mr. McNamara was the FBI Program Manager of a Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Fellowship Program sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and is Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychiatry at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Mr. McNamara has provided expert commentary for such media organizations as Cable News Network (CNN), Fox News Channel, National Geographic, Smithsonian (US), Discovery (International) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
Prior to Joining the FBI, Mr. McNamara served as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer attaining the rank of Captain. Mr. McNamara’s formal education includes a B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University, graduate work at the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.