Mr. Gregory D. Ford became the first civilian Director of the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, CID, in September 2021. He serves as the Department of the Army’s independent criminal investigative authority, free of actual or perceived undue command influence, reporting directly to the Under Secretary of the Army. He oversees five directorates which provide global support in the conduct of significant criminal investigations, protective service operations, forensics, and investigative support to military commissions. He maintains executive liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and is responsible for training, personnel readiness, maintenance, and logistical support for no-notice deployment for Army, Joint, and combined contingency operations worldwide.
Prior to his selection as Director, Mr. Ford was promoted to the Senior Executive Service in December 2018 and has over 20 years of Federal service. His former leadership positions include Deputy Director of Operations, NCIS (2020-2021); Executive Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations and Operations, NCIS (2018-2020); Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations (2016-2018), NCIS Headquarters; Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) (2014-2016) and Assistant SAC (ASAC) (2013-2014), Southeast Asia Field Office, Singapore; ASAC (2011-2012), NCIS Office of Special Projects, Washington, D.C.; and Supervisory Special Agent of Inspections (2010-2011), NCIS Office of the Inspector General, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Ford began his career with NCIS in 2004. Prior to that he served in the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, Washington, D.C. and on the FBI Washington, D.C. Field Office’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Mr. Ford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Commonwealth of Virginia Law Enforcement Officer Award.
Chief Warrant Officer Five Arthur was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1986 as a Military Policeman, with his first assignment in Wurzburg, Germany. In 1998, he attended Apprentice Special Agent Course in Ft McClellan, AL. In 2000, CW5 Arthur attended the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Ft. Rucker, AL.
He was most recently assigned as the Group Operation Officer, 3D MP Group, HAAF, GA. Previous assignments include: Operations Officer, Protective Service Battalion (CID), Ft Belvoir, VA. Assistant Operations Officer, G3, USACIDC, Quantico, VA; Assistant Operations Officer, WAS CID BN, JBMHH, VA; Program Manager, PIO, USAMPS, FLWMO; Special Agent in Charge (SAC), Vicenza CID Office, Vicenza, Italy; SAC, Abu Ghraib Prison Complex, Iraq; ASAC, Kuwait Branch Office, Camp Doha, Kuwait; ASAC, Ft Leonard Wood Resident Agency, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; and Team Chief, 21st Military Police Detachment, Yongsan, South Korea. Previous assignments as a Military Police include: NCOIC Military Police Investigations, Ft Leavenworth, KS; Platoon Sergeant, 212th Military Police Company, Kitzigen, Germany; Squad Leader, Military Police Company, Ft Devens, MA, where he deployed with a FORSCOM element to support Operation Desert Storm; Team Leader, 212th Military Police Company, Wurzburg, Germany.
CW5 Arthur attended the following courses: MP One Station Unit Training; Special Reaction Team Course; Conventional Physical Security Course; NBC Unit Instructor Course; Domestic Violence Intervention Course; Child Abuse Prevention/Intervention Training; Military Police Investigation Course; Apprentice Special Agent Course; Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Course; Family Advocacy Staff Training; Combating Terrorism on a Military Installation; Primary Leadership Development Course; MP Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course; MP Advance Non-Commissioned Officer's Course; Warrant Officer Candidate School; CID Warrant Officer Basic Course Phase 1 and 2; Action Officer Development Course; Advance Crime Scene Course; Special Agent Laboratory Training Course; Protective Service Training; National Fire Academy Fire Arson Investigation; CID Warrant Officer Advance Course Phase 1 and 2; Defense Language Institute Italian Language Course; Criminal Antiterrorism and Police Intelligence Management Course; Police Intelligence Collector Course; Army Basic Instructor Course; Crime and Criminal Intelligence Course; Warrant Officer Intermediate Level Education; and Warrant Officer Senior Service Education.
CW5 Arthur’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Good Conduct Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with (1) Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award and Army Superior Unit Award.
CW5 Arthur received an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College, Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and is currently working towards a duel Master’s Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management and Management and Leadership from Webster University.
The daughter of Mr. Thomas Bishop and Mrs. Gail Bishop, Command Sergeant Major Danielle Bishop was born and raised in Burlington, Wisconsin. She enlisted in the United States Army and graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in December 2001.
Command Sergeant Major Bishop’s military assignments include Gunner and Driver, 551st Military Police Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Team Leader, 13th Military Police Company, Vicenza, Italy; Military Police Investigations Supervisor, US Army Garrison, Vicenza, Italy; Drug Suppression Team NCOIC and Evidence Custodian, 48th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Carson, Colorado; Detachment Sergeant, 37th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Battalion Operations NCO, 502nd Military Police Battalion (CID), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion First Sergeant, 10th Military Police Battalion (CID), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Provost Sergeant Major, Fort Lee, Virginia; Protective Services Battalion (CID) Battalion Sergeant Major, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and G3 Sergeant Major, HQ United States Army Criminal Investigation Division (USACID), Quantico, Virginia. Her deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom – Djibouti; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Unified Relief – Haiti; Operation New Dawn – Kuwait and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Command Sergeant Major Bishop’s military education includes the Basic Leaders Course (CL), Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Sergeants Major Course (Class 68), Military Police Investigations Course, Protective Services Training and Anti-Terrorism Driving Course, CID Special Agent Course, Special Agent Laboratory Training, Hostage Negotiations, Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Training, Domestic Violence Intervention Training, Family Advocacy Staff Course, Advance Crime Scene Investigative Techniques Course, Special Victims Capability Course, Forensic Science Technician Course, Blood Stain Pattern Analysis Level I and II, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, and Battle Staff NCO Course. She holds an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s of Science in Investigative Forensics, both from University of Maryland Global Campus. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Forensic Science from National University.
Command Sergeant Major Bishop’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award); National Defense Service Ribbon; Iraq Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Army NCO Professional Development Medal (5); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (4); NATO medal; and Driver/Mechanic Badge.