Retired FBI special agent Scott Decker, a non-fiction writer and security consultant, will speak Monday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana.
His topic– ATTRIBUTION—Anthrax, Terror and the Evolution of Forensics, is the title of his book scheduled to be released next year.
Scott Decker joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1990 and was first assigned to the Boston Division’s Bank Robbery Task Force. In 1997, he became the fourth mem…ber of the FBI’s new Hazardous Materials Response Unit.
On September 12, 2001, he led a team of FBI Hazmat Officers to Ground Zero where they established a command post at the edge of the destruction. He returned from New York to head up a squad of agents—each with an advanced degree in science—at the Washington Field Office and coordinated the evolving forensics of the 2001 anthrax attack investigation.
Decker retired from the FBI in 2011 and holds a PhD in genetics. His narrative non-fiction articles have appeared in the Grapevine and the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review and he will be teaching two courses, Bank Robberies and Armored Car Heists and The Evolving Face of Terrorism, for the Romance Writers of America. Scott is working on revisions to his first book: ATTRIBUTION—Anthrax, Terror and the Evolution of Forensics, due for publication in 2017.