By Steve Neavling
Andrew G. McCabe, who recently held the FBI’s top national security post, has taken over as assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office.
McCabe now heads up the bureau’s second largest field division, which includes Northern Virginia.
McCabe’s FBI career began in 19996, when he was assigned to the New York Field Office. After collecting experience with organized crime, McCabe began to focus on counterterrorism when he was promoted to the Counterterrorism Division.
According to the FBI:
In 2008, Mr. McCabe was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office’s Counterterrorism Division, where he managed several programs, including the National Capital Response Squad, Rapid Deployment Team, domestic terrorism squad, cyber‐ counterterrorism targeting squad, and extraterritorial investigations squad.
Mr. McCabe was selected as the first director of the High‐Value Interrogation Group in 2009. In 2010, the Director of National Intelligence certified Mr. McCabe as a senior intelligence officer.
In 2011, Mr. McCabe returned to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, where he served as deputy assistant director and assistant director.
Most recently, Mr. McCabe served as executive assistant director of the National Security Branch. Overseeing all FBI national security programs, including the Counterterrorism Division, the Counterintelligence Division, the Intelligence Division, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, the Terrorism Screening Center, and the High-Value Interrogation Group, Mr. McCabe ensured the FBI successfully executed its primary mission to defend the United States against national security threats.
Before entering the FBI, Mr. McCabe worked as a lawyer in private practice. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law.