John D. (Don) Fort is the Chief, Criminal Investigation, headquartered in Washington, DC. He was appointed to the position in June 2017 and heads the Internal Revenue Service Division responsible for investigating criminal violations of the tax code and related financial crimes. Mr. Fort oversees a worldwide staff of nearly 3,300 CI employees, including approximately 2,200 special agents, who investigate crimes involving tax, money laundering, public corruption, cyber, ID theft, narcotics and terrorist-financing. Prior to his current position, Mr. Fort served as the Deputy Chief where he supported the Chief in managing the day-to-day activities of the Headquarters Criminal Investigation organization. He also advised the IRS Deputy Commissioner (Services and Enforcement) and IRS Commissioner on Criminal Investigation matters. Criminal Investigation promotes tax compliance, addresses emerging areas of fraud, and meets the needs of the law enforcement community by supporting national crime initiatives. CI investigates and assists in the prosecution of significant financial investigations that will generate the maximum deterrent effect, enhance voluntary compliance, and promote public confidence in the tax system. Chief Fort began his Internal Revenue Service career in 1991 as a Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division in the Baltimore District. He has held the increasingly responsible positions of Supervisory Special Agent, Orlando, Florida; Senior Analyst and Acting Director, Office of Special Investigative Techniques, CI Headquarters, Washington, DC; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore and Washington DC Field Offices; Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office; and, Deputy Director of Strategy, CI Headquarters. Mr. Fort entered the Senior Executive Service in January 2011 when he was appointed to serve as a Director of Field Operations, the position he held until his appointment as Deputy Chief, CI. Mr. Fort has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management with a minor in Accounting from Gettysburg College. Mr. Fort is a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia and is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.