FBI names Joshua Skule assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence
Director James Comey has named Joshua Skule assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, DC, FBI announced December 30. Skule most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division at the Washington Field Office.
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 the Counterterrorism Division (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.
In 2011, Skule was selected to serve as assistant special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the Washington Field Office. In this role, he managed several programs, including organized crime, gangs, violent crime, and cyber investigations.
In 2012, Skule promoted to section chief in CTD, and, in 2013, he was promoted to deputy assistant director. In this position, Skule was responsible for domestic and extraterritorial counterterrorism operations.
Skule holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy.
He reports to the Directorate of Intelligence in early January.