Andrew McCabe, John Giacalone, Michael Steinbach to Take New FBI Assistant Director Roles

FBIFBI veterans Andrew McCabe, John Giacalone and Michael Steinbach will assume new assistant director positions within the bureau.

McCabe, former executive assistant director for the national security branch, has been named AD in charge of the bureau’s Washington Field Office, the bureau said Thursday.

The 18-year FBI veteran became the first director of the high-value detainee interrogation group in September 2009 and has served in multiple roles within the bureau’s counterterrorism division.

Giacalone, most recently counterterrorism AD at the bureau’s headquarters, will be the next national security unit EAD.

He joined the bureau in 1991 working as a special agent in its New York Field Office and later directed a field intelligence group within the Philadelphia Field Office.

He was also assigned to Iraq as the bureau’s deputy on-scene commander and led the bureau’s collaborative programs with U.S. intelligence and military agencies.

Steinbach will move to the counterterrorism AD role after serving as the division’s deputy assistant director.

The 19-year bureau veteran has served as a special agent in the Chicago, Miami and Jacksonville Field Offices, as a deputy on-scene commander based in Afghanistan and as a legal attache in charge of bureau activities in Tel Aviv, Israel.

He also held the positions of special assistant to the FBI’s associate deputy director and deputy director for law enforcement services at the CIA’s counterterrorism facility.

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