May 15, 2014

Brian A. Truchon Named Assistant Director of Information Technology Services Division

Director James B. Comey has named Brian A. Truchon assistant director of the FBI’s Information Technology Services Division. Mr. Truchon most recently served as a deputy assistant director for the division.

Mr. Truchon began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1987. He first reported to the Salt Lake City Division, where he investigated white-collar crime and drug violations. In 1991, he transferred to the Los Angeles Division as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. While there, he led the Los Angeles Riots Civil Unrest investigation, as well as an investigation targeting the Grape Streets Crips, one of the city’s most notorious street gangs.

In 1996, Mr. Truchon was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Safe Streets and Gang Unit at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Two years later, he transferred to the Phoenix Division to supervise the violent crime, public corruption, and criminal enterprise squads. From 2004 to 2005, he served as the acting assistant special agent in charge of the division’s National Security Branch.

Mr. Truchon was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the Portland Division in 2006. He was subsequently selected to lead the MS-13 National Gang Task Force at FBI Headquarters. In this role, he created the Transnational Anti-Gang Initiative, which co-located FBI agents with Salvadoran National Police resources in El Salvador to combat MS-13 and 18th Street gang activity.

In 2007, he was promoted to chief of the Operational Support Section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters, where he was responsible for all FBI criminal undercover operations, as well as training and support for all FBI undercover employees. Mr. Truchon was named special agent in charge of the Kansas City Division in March 2009.

Mr. Truchon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Arizona State University. Prior to joining the FBI, he served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army as part of the 18th Airborne Corps, Rapid Deployment Force.