John D. (Don) Fort is the Chief, Criminal Investigation, headquartered in Washington, DC. He was appointed to the position in June 2017 and heads the IRS Division responsible for investigating criminal violations of the tax code and related financial crimes. Mr. Fort oversees a worldwide staff of nearly 3,000 CI employees, including approximately 2,100 special agents.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Fort served as the Deputy Chief for three years. Chief Fort began his IRS career in 1991 as a Special Agent in Baltimore and later served as Supervisory Special Agent, Orlando, Florida; Senior Analyst and Acting Director, Office of Special Investigative Techniques; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore and Washington DC Field Offices; Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office; and Deputy Director of Strategy, CI Headquarters.
Mr. Fort entered the Senior Executive Service in January 2011 when he was appointed to serve as a Director of Field Operations, the position he held until his appointment as Deputy Chief, CI. Mr. Fort has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management with a minor in Accounting from Gettysburg College. Mr. Fort is a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia and is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.