June 10, 2014

John Boles Named Assistant Director of International Operations Division

Director James B. Comey has selected John Boles to serve as assistant director of the FBI’s International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Boles most recently served as acting assistant director for the division.

Mr. Boles began his career as an FBI special agent in 1995. He was first assigned to the Sacramento Division, where he worked criminal violations, including fugitives, white-collar, cyber, violent crimes, narcotics, terrorism and crimes against children. Additionally, he served as a SWAT operator and sniper team leader.

He was selected as assistant legal attaché in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2003 and was promoted to legal attaché later that year. In this role, Mr. Boles was responsible for all FBI programs in Ukraine and Belarus.

In 2006, he transferred to the St. Louis Division and was selected as supervisory special agent. He oversaw the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the International Terrorism Squad and served as the SWAT coordinator.

Mr. Boles was promoted in 2009 to assistant special agent in charge in the San Diego Division, where he oversaw six investigative squads covering cyber and white-collar crime matters.

In 2010, he was promoted and returned to FBI Headquarters to serve as the special assistant to the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch. The next year, he was appointed special agent in charge of the Norfolk Division.

He was then promoted in 2012 to deputy assistant director of the Cyber Division, where he managed FBI cyber operations and investigations.

Prior to his FBI career, Mr. Boles served in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologic technician for five years. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.