Andrew McCabe named deputy director of the FBI
FBI Director James Comey has named Andrew McCabe as the Bureau’s new deputy director, the FBI announced January 29. Mr. McCabe most recently served as the FBI’s associate deputy director. As deputy director, Mr. McCabe will oversee all FBI domestic and international investigative and intelligence activities and will serve as acting director in the director’s absence.
Mr. McCabe joined the FBI in 1996. He began his career in the New York Field Office, where he focused on organized crime. Throughout his career, Mr. McCabe has held leadership positions in the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and the Washington Field Office.
“Andy’s 19 years of experience, combined with his vision, judgment, and ability to communicate make him a perfect fit for this job,” announced Director Comey.
Mr. McCabe will assume this new role on February 1, 2016, when current Deputy Director Mark Giuliano retires from the FBI after 28 years of service.
“Mark’s wide range of operational and leadership experiences have helped us grow as an organization, and his thoughtfulness and ability to connect to people has become a benchmark for our future leaders,” said Director Comey. “I will miss his counsel and his candor very much.”