FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force
William Spencer currently serves as the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at the Toledo Resident Agency. In February 2016, Mr. Spencer was promoted to be the new JTTF Supervisor, following the transfer of the incumbent, arriving to the Toledo office on May 31, 2016.
Mr. Spencer joined the FBI as a Special Agent in July 1995. Following training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, he was assigned to the FBI’s Miami Field Office where he had served for over ten years, working a number of violations to include Health Care Fraud, Police Involved Shootings, various Domestic and International Terrorism investigations on the Miami JTTF and lastly foreign Counterintelligence and Espionage investigations.
SSA Spencer departed the Miami Division in February 2006 and began as the Assistant Legal Attaché in the FBI’s Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Office. While in Riyadh, he had responsibilities for 26 FBI Field Offices, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Kuwait, working terrorism and establishing liaison contacts within their Criminal and Intelligence services.
In May 2007, SSA Spencer arrived in Washington, D.C., and began his assignment in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Division (WMD), operating a Nuclear and later Chemical team, where he supervised international terrorism issues with a WMD nexus.
SSA Spencer was then promoted to be the Assistant Legal Attaché of the FBI’s Canberra, Australia office in February 2009, returning in February 2012 to the FBI’s International Terrorism Section. After several months, he was promoted to the rank of FBI Senior Detailee at CIAHQ, working international terrorism matters within their Counterterrorism Center. Following that tour, he returned to another assignment in the International Terrorism Operations Section, program managing the Los Angeles Field Office Counterterrorism program located within the National Counterterrorism Center, McLean, VA.
Mr Spencer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Military History from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1993. He served in the United States Army as a Warrant Officer Candidate in the helicopter flight program January 1986 through August 1987. Mr. Spencer was born in Toledo, Ohio. He has been married to his wife, Kelly for 21 years and they have a daughter Taylor Jones-Costanzo, who resides in Canberra, Australia.