Director James B. Comey has named Joshua Skule special agent in charge of the FBI’s Intelligence Division of the Washington Field Office (WFO). He most recently served as a deputy assistant director (DAD) in the Counterterrorism Division (CTD) at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Skule began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1998. He was first assigned to the Chicago Division, where he investigated violent crimes and public corruption.
In 2008, he was promoted to a unit chief in CTD, where he was responsible for counterterrorism investigations within the United States. A year later, he was selected as assistant section chief in CTD, where he managed counterterrorism investigations involving crimes committed against American citizens or interests overseas.
Mr. Skule was selected in 2011 to serve as assistant special agent in charge of the Criminal Division of WFO. In this role, he managed several programs, including organized crime, gangs, violent crime, and cyber investigations.
In 2012, he was appointed to serve as a section chief in CTD, and one year later, he was promoted to DAD. In this position, he managed the budget, human resources, and all analysis of communications data for CTD.