By Allan Lengel
Douglas E. Lindquist, who recently served as section chief of the Counterintelligence Division at FBI headquarters, has been named head of the agency’s El Paso Division.
Lindquist began his career with the FBI in 1997, and was first posted at the Washington Field Office, where he investigated international terrorism and counterintelligence.
In 1998, as a member of the Rapid Deployment Team, he deployed to Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya, as part of the KENBOM investigation, which followed the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, according to an FBI press release.
In 2002, he was promoted to a supervisor in the Middle East Unit of the International Terrorism Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division.
Two years later, he joined the Springfield Division as a counterintelligence squad supervisor and program coordinator. He also supervised the Field Intelligence Group squad.
In 2009, he was off to Philly where he became assistant special agent in charge of the division’s counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction programs and directed the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Before joining the FBI, he was an officer in the Marine Corps.