Lance Kepple served 22 years as an FBI Special Agent. He has successfully investigated organized crime, violent crime, drugs, public corruption, domestic terrorism, international terrorism, and piracy. He also spent seven years as an operator on the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) where he was involved in some of the highest profile and most complex operations conducted by the FBI. During his time at HRT, Lance also served as a Supervisory Special Agent, team leader for deployments, and lead planner for an operational deployment to Puerto Rico involving 900 FBI personnel.
His last five years were spent in training for and as a member of the FBI’s Cellular Analysis Survey Team (CAST). Like all members of CAST, he became a court certified “expert” in cellular record analysis and historical cell site analysis. During that time, Lance successfully recovered numerous missing and kidnapped persons, responded to emergencies, was key in solving dozens of homicides, and testified in state and federal courts. Lance has analyzed thousands of records and had been recognized as in expert witness in both state and federal courts.
During his FBI career, Lance was awarded the FBI Meritorious Achievement Medal, the FBI Medal of Excellence, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police TOP COP Award (International Honorable Mention).
Previously, Lance served as an Officer in the US Air Force as a Combat Controller and Special Tactics Team Leader. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University.