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Robert Foley Named Special Agent in Charge of the Administrative Division at the Washington Field Office

Washington, D.C. July 05, 2011
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Robert. D. Foley special agent in charge of the Administrative Division at the FBI Washington Field Office. Mr. Foley most recently served as section chief of the Employee Development and Selection Program, Human Resources Division, at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ).

Mr. Foley entered on duty as an FBI agent in September 1996 and was assigned to the Bridgeport Resident Agency, New Haven Division. While in Bridgeport, he investigated gangs and narcotics matters. He was also a member of the New Haven Division SWAT team and served as a firearms instructor. Mr. Foley transferred to the San Juan Division in 1999, where he investigated police corruption, gangs, and narcotics crimes.

In 2003, he was promoted to supervisory special agent at FBIHQ and served as an agent attorney in the Office of General Counsel, then worked in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Public Corruption Unit. In 2005, he transferred to the Tucson Resident Agency, Phoenix Division, as a supervisory special agent.

Shortly after, he was appointed as senior supervisory resident agent of the Yuma and Lake Havasu Resident Agencies. In this position, he supervised all FBI investigative programs, primarily counterterrorism matters, public corruption, and Indian Country crimes.

In 2007, Mr. Foley returned to FBIHQ as unit chief of the transfer unit, Human Resources Division. In 2008, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Louisville Division’s Criminal Branch, eight resident agencies, and the administrative program. In 2009, Mr. Foley was appointed in the senior executive service and returned to FBIHQ as section chief of the Customer Service Section, Human Resources Division.

Mr. Foley is from Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhode Island College. He received a Master of Science in business administration from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law. Mr. Foley is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. Prior to the FBI, he served in the U.S. Army as an aviator. He is married and has a daughter.