Kenneth L. Moore has been appointed special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division, the FBI announced in a press release. Moore has served as chief inspector in the FBI’s Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters since April 2011.
Moore’s career began in 1987 in Little Rock. He later went on to fill posts in Detroit, Memphis, and Jackson, focusing on civil rights cases as well as white-collar crimes and drug trafficking, and ultimately counterterroris, including serving as on-scene commander for FBI operations in Afghanistan, where he was responsible for all deployed FBI personnel and assets.
Moore was promoted into the FBI’s Senior Executive Service as an inspector in the Office of Inspections in 2009, leading to his most recent post as chief inspector.
He replaces Richard Lambert, who retired in March. Lambert once headed the FBI probe into the anthrax attacks.