Michael B. Steinbach is taking over the FBI’s Jacksonville Division.
Steinbach, the special assistant to associate deputy director Thomas Harrington at FBI Headquarters, began his career in April 1995 and was first assigned to the Chicago divison, working fugitives and violent crimes.
In 2003, he went to headquarters as a supervisor in the Counterterrorism Division.
Part of his job there was to provide program management for FBI operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and in Afghanistan.
In 2004, he headed off to Afghanistan to serve as the deputy on-scene commander for FBI operations. As result of his stint there, he was awarded the Shield of Bravery.
In 2005, Mr. Steinbach he was promoted to assistant legal attaché for Tel Aviv, Israel, and in January 2006 he was appointed as legal attaché there.
While in Israel, he worked with the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority on FBI investigative matters, with an emphasis on national security issues.
In 2008, he became a supervisor of the Violent Crimes Task Force at the FBI Washington Field Office.
In 2009, he was promoted to assistant section chief for the International Terrorism Operations Section, Counterterrorism Division.
In May 2010, he became deputy director for Law Enforcement Services at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Later that year, he was assigned to his most recent post.
In October of that year, he was appointed to his most recent post.