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August 10, 2020

Douglas Korneski Named Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Douglas Korneski as the special agent in charge of the Memphis Field Office. Mr. Korneski most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Korneski began his career as an FBI special agent in 2001 and was assigned to work counterintelligence and counterterrorism issues in the Los Angeles Field Office. He was also a member of the SWAT team. He was promoted to supervisory special agent in 2006 and transferred to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.

In 2008, Mr. Korneski was promoted to unit chief of the newly formed National Security Analysis Center within the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force. He transferred to the Atlanta Field Office in 2010 as the supervisor for domestic terrorism on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Mr. Korneski was selected to serve as the assistant special agent in charge of Atlanta’s Criminal Branch in 2014.

He was promoted in 2016 to serve as the first section chief of the Office of Private Sector at Headquarters, which works on efforts to strengthen the FBI’s relationship with private industry and academia. Mr. Korneski was named deputy assistant director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate in 2018 and oversaw matters related to mitigating chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Korneski graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps. He earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program.