By Steve Neavling
FBI Director James B. Comey has made three key leadership appointments, including a new special agent in charge of the FBI Baltimore Division.
Kevin Perkins, who served three year as associated deputy director, will take the helm in Baltimore to replace retiring Stephen Vogt.
Mr. Perkins entered on duty as a special agent in January 1986. He previously served in the Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore Divisions in a variety of investigative and leadership positions. Mr. Perkins previously served as the special agent in charge in Baltimore from January 2004 to February 2006.
Mr. Perkins’ executive leadership positions included serving as assistant director for the Criminal Investigative Division, the Inspection Division, and the Finance Division, where he also served as chief financial officer of the FBI.
Comey also announced that Andrew McCabe, who served as assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office, was named as associate deputy director at FBI headquarters.
McCabe has a host of experience, but primarily has focused on counterterrorism and counterintelligence over the past decade.
McCabe was a lawyer in the private practice before joining the FBI.
Comey also announced the appointment of Paul M. Abbate as assistant director in charge of the Washington Field Office.
Abbate has served as special agent in charge of the Detroit Division since October 2013. He also served much of his time focusing on counterterrorism and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.