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July 26, 2016

FBI Announces Executive Appointments

FBI Director James B. Comey has announced the following leadership appointments:

John Adams Named Assistant Director of Directorate of Intelligence

Mr. Adams most recently served as a special agent in charge of the Norfolk Division.

Mr. Adams entered on duty with the FBI in 1997 and was first assigned to the Washington Field Office, where he worked espionage, drug trafficking, violent crime, and terrorism matters. Following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, Mr. Adams led the crime scene investigation and evidence recovery at the Pentagon.

Throughout his career, Mr. Adams has held leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, the Knoxville Division, and the Richmond Division.

Mr. Adams will assume this new role in mid-August.

David Resch Named Assistant Director Training Division

Mr. Resch most recently served has the deputy assistant director for the Training Division.

Mr. Resch entered on duty with the FBI in 1996 and was first assigned to the Houston Division, where he primarily worked criminal matters and served as the crimes against children coordinator and kidnapping coordinator.

Throughout his career, Mr. Resch has held leadership positions in the Critical Incident Response Group, the Richmond Division, the Operational Technology Division, and as special agent in charge of the Little Rock Division.

Mr. Resch will assume this new role effective immediately.

Robert Jones Named Assistant Director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate

Mr. Jones most recently served as a deputy assistant director for the Counterintelligence Division.

Mr. Jones entered on duty with the FBI in 1996 and was first assigned to the Detroit Division, Kalamazoo Resident Agency, where he investigated drug, violent crime, while-collar crime, and terrorism cases. While there, Mr. Jones was a member of the SWAT team and received a Director’s Award for the dismantlement of a domestic terrorist group planning to attack federal, state, and local authorities.

Throughout his career, Mr. Jones has held leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division; in the Buffalo Division's Rochester Resident Agency; in the Cleveland Division; as the Legal Attaché to Kabul, Afghanistan; in the Counterintelligence Division; and as the special agent in charge of the Indianapolis Division.

Mr. Jones will assume this new role in August.

William Sweeney, Jr. Named Assistant Director in Charge of New York Division

Mr. Sweeney most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Division.

Mr. Sweeney entered on duty with the FBI in 1998 and was first assigned to the Newark Division, where he primarily worked public corruption.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sweeney held leadership positions in the Newark Division, the Counterterrorism Division, the Deputy Director’s Office, and in the New York Division.

Mr. Sweeney will assume this new role in September.