Gene is a double-duty member of both our Government Oversight and Higher Education Teams. His more than 36 years of federal investigative experience routinely proves invaluable to BartlettJames clients. Not only has he conducted background vettings for some the most prominent recent hires in collegiate sports, Gent has also performed a series of sexual assault investigations on behalf of a globally-prominent sports organization. Gene is based in Ohio.
Gene served the United States for more than 20 years as a Special Agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations. In leadership roles, he conducted and supervised multiple special agents involved in over 5,000 investigations encompassing all major crimes, including multi-million dollar fraud investigations, nationally sensitive counterintelligence investigations, and lifesaving force protection investigations. Gene was specifically tasked to write the Air Force policy providing oversight for the Air Force Counterintelligence investigative missions. He also served as the Counterintelligence Staff Officer for the United States Forces, Korea. In that role, Gene was the counterintelligence point-person for the joint Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps missions conducted in South Korea.
Most recently, Gene has spent the past 16 years conducting federal investigations for the nation’s federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies. He’s either directed or personally conducted more than 5,000 classified federal investigations, many including concerns related to terrorism.
Gene played football for and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He also earned an M.A. in Public Administration from Troy State University and an M.A. in Education from Fort Hays State University.