Tue Oct 26, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)
After 24 years of high adventure, experiences that seem almost unreal and travels that have taken him all over the world, David Mohr laughs as he thinks back to where it all began – in the little prison town of Huntsville.
by Meredith Mohr
The College of Criminal Justice will host FBI special agent and SHSU alumnus Mohr for its Real Talk with CJ lecture on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. in the CJava Café, in the Criminal Justice Center. Mohr will talk about his career and education for students interested in following in his footsteps as an FBI agent.
Mohr attended Sam Houston from 1979-1981, after transferring from Lamar University in Beaumont. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement and police science. He has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 24 years.
While a student at Sam Houston, Mohr was a member of the Lambda Alpha Epsilon Professional Criminal Justice Fraternity; a senator in the criminal justice caucus for the Student Government Association; a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society; a member of the Texas Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi; and a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.
Mohr also participated in the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class while a student at Sam Houston. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of the U.S. Marines. He served four years as an infantry platoon commander, attaining the rank of captain.
In 1986, he entered the bureau on duty, attended the FBI Academy, and was assigned to the Rossville, Ga., resident agency out of the Atlanta field division.
Mohr was transferred to the Washington field office in 1992 after being selected to the hostage rescue team, based at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.
Mohr said some of his greatest career highlights were while he was on HRT, a team known for its special agents who are trained to deploy in highly dangerous hostage situations nationally and internationally.
In 1991, Mohr participated in the liberation of fellow Department of Justice employees during the Talledega Federal Prison takeover. In 1993, he participated in the tactical resolution of the Branch Davidian Standoff in Waco. He provided counterterrorism assistance during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga.
He also assisted with the hunt for fugitive and Olympic bomber Eric Rudolf in Andrews, N.C., in 1996- 1997. He has provided force protection for investigators in support of the International Crime Tribunal of Yugoslavia in Pristina, Kosovo, and for investigators in Aden, Yemen, during the terror bombing of the USS Cole.
In 2001, Mohr was part of the investigation of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.
Also in 2001, Mohr was assigned as supervisor of the critical incident response group in the rapid deployment logistics unit in Stafford, Va.
In 2002, he was transferred to the Tyler resident agency out of the Dallas field division. While assigned to the Dallas field division, Mohr has participated in the search and recovery of the Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts in Lufkin in 2003.
Mohr also served for three months overseas in the Middle East in 2005, providing counterterrorism investigative and tactical support while assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group in Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Currently, Mohr still works in the Tyler resident agency as a special agent. He has been married to his wife Rebecca for 22 years and they have three children: Meredith, Kate and Joseph.