Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division
Robert Johnson was named assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division in June 2018. Mr. Johnson had previously served as the special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office.
Mr. Johnson joined the FBI in 1995, and was first assigned to the Houston Field Office. In 2000, he was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Special Events Management Unit at FBI Headquarters and played a key role in security for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. In 2002, Mr. Johnson was selected to serve as supervisory senior resident agent of the Houston Field Office, Corpus Christi Resident Agency.
In 2007, Mr. Johnson was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Pittsburgh Field Office, where he served on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. In 2012, Mr. Johnson became the supervisory special agent of the Violent Incident Crimes – Violent Crimes Against Children squad in the Pittsburgh Field Office.
Mr. Johnson has served overseas as deputy legal attaché in both Baghdad, Iraq, and Kabul, Afghanistan, and as legal attaché in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also served in extended overseas assignments in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Germany.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army, including six years as a special forces officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Florida.