Joshua Skule Named Assistant Director of the Directorate of Intelligence
Washington, D.C.December 30, 2015
Director James B. Comey has named Joshua Skule assistant director of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C. He most recently served as the special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division at the Washington Field Office.
Mr. 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, Mr. 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, Mr. Skule promoted to section chief in CTD, and, in 2013, he was promoted to deputy assistant director. In this position, Mr. Skule was responsible for domestic and extraterritorial counterterrorism operations.
Mr. Skule holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Mr. Skule reporters to the Directorate of Intelligence in early January.
FBI under dynamic leadership of James Comey has aimed to combat terrorism to its end. Also after California shooting, he is determined to take on the issue of "radicalization" and address its underlying causes. Mr Skule has been selected by Mr James Comey after a careful analysis as to his experience, which is expected to bring great change in times to come as soon as he joins after winter holidays and takes on the seat of Assistant Director in mid January.
As 2016, is the year, when America shall go to Polls in Nov 2016, Joshua Skule's contribution towards FBI and its role to make the electoral process transparent; more over, his part shall lie in curbing terrorist activities in America in its most important year - when America is vying to become "Great America Again" !!!