FBI agent, military veteran,
space engineer, oilfield worker, Police Chief
State Representative Dennis Kintigh is a retired FBI special agent and a former Air Force officer who worked in the military and civilian space programs. He also is a veteran of the Army National Guard and worked as an oilfield pumper. In the fall and winter of 2010 he served as the Chief of Police, Roswell, NM.
He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1975, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force.
Kintigh served 4 years working in the military space program in Los Angeles.
After leaving the Air Force, Rep. Kintigh worked on the space shuttle program and with computer software engineering for Hughes Aircraft Corporation.
He also served in the Air Force Reserve and the California Army National Guard.
After graduating from the FBI Academy in 1982, Rep. Kintigh joined a bank robbery investigation squad in Los Angeles.
Kintigh was later assigned to FBI offices in Florida and the Washington Field Office, Washington, D.C.
He was transferred to the Roswell FBI office in 1992.
During his FBI career, Rep. Kintigh investigated high-profile cases involving the shooting of two agents in Florida, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, a multi-state methamphetamine ring, a regional auto theft syndicate, and a murder-for-hire operation.
As an FBI agent, he fostered close working relationships with local law-enforcement agencies.
After retiring from the FBI in 2007, Rep. Kintigh worked as a pumper for HEYCO in the Loco Hills area southeast of Roswell. Read Full Story...