James Turgal

Mr. James L. Turgal, Jr.

Executive Assistant Director, Information and Technology Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Mr. James L. Turgal, Jr., Executive Assistance Director (EAD), Information and Technology Branch, entered duty in March 1996 and was assigned to the Houston Division, working Organized Crime and Drug Investigations. Upon being promoted as Supervisory Special Agent, he was assigned to FBI Headquarters, Office of the General Counsel and the Counterterrorism Division, as the senior chief counsel for Domestic Terrorism Operations.

In 2002, Mr. Turgal was assigned to the Cincinnati Division as Chief Division Counsel, Media Spokesperson, and Supervisory Special Agent. For years later, he returned to FBI Headquarters to leas the Director’s Research Group. He later became the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Administration at the Washington Field Office.

In 2010, Mr. Turgal was selected to serve as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, providing counsel, on various national security, criminal, and administrative issues affecting the FBI. One year later, he was designated Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Division, where he oversaw several high profile cases, including the shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In 2012, Mr. Turgal returned to FBI Headquarters, as Deputy Assistant Director of the Human Resources Division (HRD).

In August 2013, Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Mr. Turgal as the Assistant Director (AD) of the HRD. During this time, he served as the AD and Human Resource Officer.

On February 10, 2016, Director James. B. Comey, Jr. announced the appointment of James L. Turgal, Jr., as the EAD of the Information and Technology Branch.

Mr. Turgal is also a FBI certified pilot.

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