Robert Brown Named Executive Assistant Director of the Science and Technology Branch
Director Christopher Wray has named Robert Brown as the executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Mr. Brown most recently served as the assistant director of the Operational Technology Division.
As head of the STB, Mr. Brown will oversee the Criminal Justice Information Services, Laboratory, and Operational Technology divisions.
Mr. Brown joined the FBI as a special agent in 2002 and was assigned to the Miami Field Office to investigate organized crime. He also served on the SWAT team. In 2007, Mr. Brown moved to the Washington Field Office and served on the Attorney General’s Protective Detail.
Mr. Brown was promoted to supervisory special agent in 2009 and transferred to the Transfer Unit in the Human Resources Division at Headquarters. He later served as unit chief.
In 2011, Mr. Brown was tapped to lead the Raleigh Resident Agency of the Charlotte Field Office in North Carolina. He led investigations targeting gangs and public corruption, led the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and supervised terrorism investigations. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Columbia Field Office in South Carolina in 2014 and oversaw the FBI’s response and investigation of the Charleston church shooting in 2015.
Mr. Brown was promoted to section chief in the Criminal Investigative Division at Headquarters in 2016 and managed investigations of—and the collection of intelligence about—transnational criminal organizations based in the Western Hemisphere. In 2017, he was named deputy assistant director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. He became the special agent in charge of the Louisville Field Office in Kentucky in 2018.
In 2021, Mr. Brown was promoted to assistant director of the Operational Technology Division, which provides technology-based solutions to enable and enhance the FBI’s operations.
Mr. Brown graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He also earned a master’s in public administration from Norwich University. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a deputy sheriff for nine years.