The Rapid Deployment Logistics Units are responsible, as the name would suggest, for acting quickly in the deployment of logistics. The Rapid Deployment Logistics Units are tasked with the job of setting up FBI command posts all over the globe in a fast and efficient manner. Their Special Agents offer support for staff at these posts by analysing the issue and the cultural and geographical outlay and how that will effect the investigation and the mobilisation of equipment. RDLU staff have the expertise to build outposts that have all the same capabilities as a regular FBI office.

RDLUs have been responsible for setting up command posts in countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, and were even responsible for creating the infrastructure for the FBI’s presence at the G-8 Summit in Georgia and 2004 Greek Olympics. RDLUs use military grade rapid deployment techniques as well as tailored FBI logistics in order to ensure all outposts are well-resourced. RDLUs are located in New York, Washington D.C., L.A. and Miami, have nearly 150 staff and can mobilize at a moment’s notice.

As well as their field work, RDLUs look after FBI storehouses, and they catalog and monitor weapons, info systems, vehicles (including land vehicles, ships ad aircraft) and other communications equipment.

Job Description for Rapid Deployment Logistics Unit Staff

RDLU staff have the following responsibilities:

1. Be aware of any equipment that pertains to relevant missions.
2. Maintain communications with mission personnel.
3. Ensure deployed personnel have food, housing and any other necessities.
4. Keep track of mission resources including transport and field equipment.
5. Supervising the building of outposts in different environments around the world.
6. Give logistical support to ensure that requested resources are quickly delivered.

Salary and Job Benefits for Rapid Deployment Logistics Unit Personnel

Rapid Deployment Logistics Unit staff are both Special Agents and other professionals. All of them receive a minimum pay grade of GS-10, while Special Agents are limited to a maximum of GS-13 unless they become a supervisor or executive. Meanwhile, other professional staff, should they become specialists, might be promoted to GS-14. There are also adjustments available for the cost of living, and all staff, Agents or otherwise, might be eligible for Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime from between 10 to 25 percent of their wage if they consistently do overtime hours and are required to be on call.