FBI Director James Comey has selected John Adams, special agent in charge of the Norfolk division, and Robert Jones, the counterintelligence division’s deputy assistant director, to serve under new roles within the bureau beginning August.
FBI said Tuesday Adams has been appointed as assistant director of the directorate of intelligence and Jones will serve as assistant director of the weapons of mass destruction directorate.
Adams began his career as a special agent within the bureau in 1997 and has since held roles with the counterterrorism division, the national security branch of the Richmond division, the intelligence program of the Knoxville division and the strategic operations and intelligence analysis branch at FBI headquarters.
He was part of the investigations on the 1998 U.S. embassy bombing in Kenya, the 2000 bombing of USS Cole in Yemen and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
Jones has previously held several leadership positions with CTD, the Buffalo division’s Rochester Resident Agency and the Cleveland and Indianapolis divisions.
He also served as a member of the SWAT team with the Detroit division’s Kalamazoo Resident Agency and the legal attache to Kabul, Afghanistan.