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Five New Leaders Appointed to Important FBI Divisions

By Steve Neavling

The FBI on Monday announced new leaders of five important divisions within the bureau. 

Michael H. Schneider will serve as assistant director of the Laboratory Division in Quantico, Va. He previously served as the special agent in charge of the Denver Field Office.

Robert R. Wells was named assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI headquarters. He most previously served as special agent in charge of the Charolette Field Office in North Carolina.

Johnnie Sharp, Jr. will serve as assistant director of the IT Infrastructure Division at the bureau’s campus in Huntsville, Ala. He previously served as special agent in charge of the Birmingham Field Office in Alabama.

Eric G. Pokorak was named assistant director of the Laboratory Division in Quantico, Va. Before the appointment, he was the deputy assistant director of the division.

And Douglas S. Beidler will serve as the assistant director of the Security Division at FBI headquarters. He had been deputy assistant director of the division.

FBI Director James Comey Announces 3 Key Leadership Appointments

Kevin Perkins/FBI photo

Kevin Perkins/FBI photo

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

FBI Director James B. Comey has made three key leadership appointments, including a new special agent in charge of the FBI Baltimore Division.

Comey made the announcement Thursday.

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.

Andrew McCabe

Andrew McCabe

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.

Paul Abbate

Paul Abbate

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.

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