Director Christopher Wray has named Brian T. Gilhooly as the special agent in charge of the Mission Services Branch of the Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Gilhooly most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Gilhooly joined the FBI as a special agent in 2002 and worked in the San Francisco Field Office, where he served on the Safe Street Violent Gang Task Force and the SWAT Team. In 2009, Mr. Gilhooly was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Safe Streets Gang Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division at Headquarters, where he was a program manager for the western region.
In 2011, Mr. Gilhooly reported to the San Diego Field Office, where he served as a field supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. In 2016, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the San Diego Intelligence Branch. The branch included the intelligence programs, as well as foreign language, IT, security, and other programs.
Mr. Gilhooly was promoted to section chief in the Counterterrorism Division in 2018. His section focused on the overseas terrorism threat, including prevention, investigation, and response to terrorism threats worldwide. It also included the Counterterrorism Fly Team and the Military Commissions Prosecution Unit.
In 2019, Mr. Gilhooly was named deputy assistant director of the Counterterrorism Operations Branch in the Counterterrorism Division.
Mr. Gilhooly earned a bachelor’s degree in oceanography from the United States Naval Academy. He served as a Navy SEAL officer in the Middle East and Pacific.
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