James Trainor, Jr. named Assistant Director of FBI Cyber Division
FBI Director James Comey announced on August 19 that he has named James Trainor, Jr. as assistant director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Mr. Trainor most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Cyber Operations Branch.
Mr. Trainor entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in July 1996. Upon completion of his training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the FBI’s Chicago Division, where he worked on a variety of criminal investigative matters. He was eventually assigned to the foreign counterintelligence squad, where he conducted counterintelligence operations and received numerous commendations for his performance.
In February 2001, Mr. Trainor was promoted to supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he supervised investigations involving espionage and economic espionage.
He was assigned to the New Haven Division in March 2003, where he supervised the foreign counterintelligence squad and was responsible for all national security investigations conducted in Connecticut.
In July 2007, Mr. Trainor was named assistant special agent in charge of the Boston Division. In that role, he was responsible for intelligence operations in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In 2010, he was named special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division for the FBI in New York.
Mr. Trainor was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army. He has served in numerous domestic and overseas assignments regarding intelligence matters for the U.S. Army and the FBI.