A retired Supervisory Special Agent/Chief Counsel of the El Paso Division, Todd is available for media inquiries and commentary regarding both criminal and national security matters. He has appeared nationally in print and on-air as an expert commentator. Todd is also available to assist you with your book, movie, or television production as a technical advisor or host. Please call 817-487-8067. If we don’t answer immediately, please leave a message and your call will be promptly returned.
Todd K. Hulsey is a military veteran, attorney and retired Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI with 21 years of federal agent service. Todd is experienced in violent crime, organized crime, intelligence, and counterterrorism. For more information, please read below:
Todd started his federal law enforcement career as a Special Agent of the U.S. Treasury Department (Customs Service) where he investigated Colombian and Mexican drug smuggling along the Gulf Coast and in the desert Southwest. Later, Todd joined the FBI, where he spent the remainder of his federal career before retiring in early 2014.
After joining the FBI, Todd was assigned to the Los Angeles Division for several years. During that time, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Safe Streets Task Force, investigating interstate violent crime. Later, he was assigned to the Southern California Drug Task Force where he investigated Mexican, Colombian, and Pacific Islander drug trafficking organizations. After many years as a criminal investigator, Todd was assigned to national security matters in L.A., where he conducted both counterintelligence and counter-espionage operations against certain East Asian intelligence services.
He was later assigned to a Special Espionage Task Force investigating the penetration of a U.S. Intelligence Community agency by a foreign power. It was this special assignment that took him from Los Angeles to FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
After a successful first counterintelligence assignment at HQ, Todd was reassigned to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, where he became a leading FBI expert on nation-state WMD proliferation. He became chief of the WMD Counterproliferation Unit in 2004. He is a graduate of the Defense Nuclear Weapons School.
In 2005, Todd was selected for assignment to the Central Intelligence Agency, where he spent two years working at CIA Headquarters. As a result, Todd is U.S. Intelligence Community Joint Duty Accredited. While in Washington, Todd was also a member of several interagency working groups, and most notably served as the FBI representative to the Sub-Policy Coordinating Committee for Counterproliferation, National Security Council Staff, at the White House, under NSC director David Stephens.
In 2006, he was named a member of the “Counterterrorism Strategic Planning Community” by Vice Admiral (Ret.) Scott Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. He was, along with fellow strategic planners, awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation by Admiral Redd for his work helping to draft the National Implementation Plan for the War on Terror, approved by President George W. Bush in 2006.
Leaving Washington, Todd transferred to the Albuquerque Division where he was the Counterintelligence Program Coordinator and Squad Supervisor, supervising several successful operations against foreign intelligence services. He also supervised the Special Surveillance Group and the Aviation Section.
He was called home to Texas when he was transferred to the El Paso Division to become its Chief Division Counsel. As chief counsel, he furnished legal oversight of investigative and intelligence operations, and furnished legal advice to special agents, intelligence analysts, and professional staff. He was also the Chief Privacy Officer, Chief Ethics Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer for the division.
In addition to being Intelligence Community Joint Duty accredited, Todd is both a Certified Intelligence Officer and a Certified Counterintelligence Officer of the FBI. He has had several foreign assignments during his career to Asia, Latin America, and Australia. He also served as the Assistant Legal Attaché for International Terrorism at the U.S. Embassy, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2009.
After retirement, Todd established a boutique law practice in the Fort Worth area. His practice focuses on corporate internal investigations in support of corporate compliance programs, public agency accountability as private independent counsel, cyber blackmail and cyber bullying relief, business law and contracts, wills and estate planning, and mediation and arbitration.
He is a former Public Affairs Officer of both a Customs Service division and an FBI division, and is a sought after and frequent on-air guest commentator in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles media markets to discuss violent crime, terrorism, espionage, ISIS, WMD proliferation, and cyber security issues, and has appeared on several podcasts.
Todd is a technical advisor to author Patricia McFerren, who writes the Lt. Guy LeBlanc Mystery series. Todd is available for engagement as a law enforcement, intelligence, or military technical advisor for film, television and theatrical productions, and to authors, playwrights, producers, directors, and actors. See website.
A fifth-generation Texan, Todd holds an A.A.S. in business studies, a B.A. in political science from Texas A&M University, an M.A. in international relations and a J.D., both from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He is a former City Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor of Somerset, Texas. He is an aircraft pilot, exercise enthusiast, martial arts practitioner, bicyclist and and occasional golfer. He is married and has two daughters at home and an adult step-daughter.
He is a proud veteran of the historic 1st Marine Division. A graduate of the Air Command & Staff College, he is a retired reserve field grade military officer with over 30 years of service as both an enlisted Marine and an Air Force officer. For community service and professional enjoyment, he served as a colonel in the Texas State Guard. He retired from the Guard as commander of the 4th Air Wing in December 2019.
In June 2017, Todd was elected to the City Council of a Fort Worth suburb in a non-partisan race. As a Council Member, he serves on the Public Safety & Court Committee, the Infrastructure & Development Committee, the Community & Intergovernmental Relations Committee, the Council Ad-Hoc Policies Committee, and the Type A Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. Governor Greg Abbott named Todd an “Admiral of the Texas Navy” in January 2019, an honorific analogous to a “Kentucky Colonel” in that state.
Also see Todd’s interview by crime novelist and retired FBI Special Agent Jerri Williams about the Leo Mascheroni Los Alamos nuclear weapons spy case: Episode 48 (Part 1) and Episode 49 (Part 2)
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