FBI names Randall Coleman executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
Director James Comey has named Randall Coleman executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch at FBI headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, DC, the FBI announced December 1. In this position, Coleman will oversee all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance. Coleman most recently served as assistant director of the counterintelligence division beginning in April 2014. Prior to that, he was the division’s deputy assistant director.
Coleman entered on duty with the FBI in 1997 and reported to the Phoenix Division, Kingman Resident Agency. While there, he managed multi-agency criminal and domestic terrorism investigations and served as the on-scene commander for numerous fugitive investigations, kidnappings, and homicides.
In 2002, Coleman was promoted to supervisory special agent in the counterintelligence division at FBIHQ, where he served as a program manager in the counterespionage section.
In 2004, Coleman transferred to the San Antonio Division to serve as the counterintelligence program coordinator and squad supervisor. In 2008, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the national security programs for the San Antonio Division. In this role, he provided management and oversight for the Fort Hood shooting investigation and the dismantlement of a terrorist smuggling operation along the southwest border.
In 2010, Coleman returned to the FBIHQ as the section chief of the counterespionage section. In this role, He managed numerous investigations, arrests, and prosecutions of individuals on charges of espionage.
In 2012, Coleman was promoted to special agent in charge of the Little Rock Division. During this assignment, he established a public corruption task force responsible for significant arrests and prosecutions throughout the state of Arkansas, as well as a counterintelligence task force and cyber threat center.
Prior to joining the FBI, Coleman was an officer in the U.S. Army for nine years. He served with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and commanded in the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.