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June 20, 2017

Philip Celestini Named Special Agent in Charge of the Intelligence Division of the Washington Field Office

Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe has named Philip Celestini as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division in the Washington Field Office. Mr. Celestini most recently served as a section chief in the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters.

Mr. Celestini joined the FBI in 1992. He began his career in the Charlotte Division, where he worked on a wide variety of criminal investigations, including violent crimes, white-collar crime, public corruption, counterterrorism, and drug trafficking. In 2006, Mr. Celestini transferred to the Baltimore Division where he served as the Joint Terrorism Task Force coordinator and squad supervisor. He was later promoted to supervisory senior resident agent of the Rockville RA, where he oversaw all manner of criminal and national security investigations in metropolitan Washington, DC and western Maryland. In his most recent capacity, Mr. Celestini was the FBI’s senior representative to the National Security Agency and the United States Cyber Command.

Mr. Celestini will assume this new role on July 10, 2017.