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February 28, 2017

Carl Ghattas Named Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Carl Ghattas as the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch at FBI Headquarters (FBI HQ) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ghattas most recently served as the assistant director for the Counterterrorism Division at FBI HQ.

Mr. Ghattas entered on duty with the FBI in 1997 and was first assigned to the extraterritorial investigations squad at the Washington Field Office, where he investigated acts of terrorism committed against Americans abroad. Throughout his career, Mr. Ghattas has served in leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, the Directorate of Intelligence, and the Washington Field Office.

Mr. Ghattas will assume this role in late February.