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John Brown Named FBI Counterintelligence Assistant Director

John Brown, formerly special agent in charge of the FBI's San Diego field office, has been appointed assistant director of the bureau's counterintelligence division, The Hill reported Monday.

Sources told the publication Brown will succeed Bill Priestap, a two-decade FBI veteran.

Brown joined the bureau in 1999 as part of the Chicago field office and was sent to Iraq in 2004.

He has held leadership roles in the agency's counterterrorism and cyber divisions and performed duties with the U.S. Army during his deployment to Afghanistan between 2010 and 2011.

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