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March 8, 2019

David W. Archey Named Special Agent in Charge of the Richmond Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named David W. Archey as special agent in charge of the Richmond Field Office. Mr. Archey most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters and was assigned as the FBI senior lead at the Special Counsel’s Office.

Mr. Archey began his career as a special agent in 2001 and was first assigned to the Portland Field Office, where he worked counterterrorism matters, which included deployments to the World Trade Center site, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq. He also served as a member of the office’s Evidence Response Team.

In 2005, Mr. Archey transferred to the Baltimore Field Office, where he worked counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters and was a member of the SWAT team. During this time, Mr. Archey served in Bahrain and Jordan; he also deployed to Algiers, Algeria, to coordinate the opening of the FBI’s legal attaché office there.

In 2008, Mr. Archey became the assistant legal attaché and later the acting legal attaché in Rabat, Morocco, where he worked in collaboration with his foreign counterparts in Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Chad.

Mr. Archey returned to the Baltimore Field Office in 2010 as the supervisory special agent for the counterintelligence squad. In 2012, he received the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence Operations.

In April 2013, Mr. Archey led Baltimore Field Office’s counterintelligence and cyber divisions as assistant special agent in charge. He was promoted to section chief at FBI Headquarters in September 2014, where he oversaw the Global Section in the Counterintelligence Division. Mr. Archey was then named deputy assistant director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate in October 2016.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Archey graduated from the University of Massachusetts and Duke University School of Law.

Mr. Archey reported to the Richmond Field Office on March 4, 2019.