Gordon B. Johnson was appointed special agent in charge of the Baltimore Field Office in October 2016. In this position, he is responsible for FBI operations within Maryland and Delaware.
A 20-year FBI veteran, Mr. Johnson has worked and supervised a variety of investigative programs to include counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and cyber.
Mr. Johnson, a Frederick County, Maryland native, began his career as an FBI special agent in 1995 at the New York Field Office, where he investigated national security matters.
In 2000, Mr. Johnson was selected as a supervisory special agent and program manager in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Two years later, he was promoted again to unit chief in the Counterintelligence Division.
In December 2004, Mr. Johnson was selected to serve as a supervisory special agent in the Baltimore Field Office and was later promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Baltimore Field Office’s National Security Branch.
From January 2013 to May 2014, Mr. Johnson was appointed to serve as the FBI’s senior representative to the United States Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. In June 2014, Mr. Johnson returned to FBI Headquarters as the special assistant to the FBI’s associate deputy director. In this capacity, Mr. Johnson served as the senior proxy and counsel to the associate deputy director, providing oversight of the FBI’s budget, human resources, administration, and information technology.
In December 2015, Mr. Johnson was appointed to serve as the deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division, Operations Branch II, where he managed efforts to defeat foreign intelligence services and eliminate the capabilities of foreign-sponsored adversaries.
In August 2016, FBI Director James B. Comey appointed Mr. Johnson to serve as the acting special agent in charge of the Norfolk Field Office.
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and, prior to the FBI, he served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. Mr. Johnson also has a Masters of Arts in political science from Rutgers-Newark.