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Robert J. Holley Named Special Agent in Charge of Chicago Division

Washington, D.C. November 12, 2013
  • FBI National Press Office (202) 324-3691

Outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller, III named Robert J. Holley special agent in charge of the FBI’s Chicago Division. Mr. Holley most recently served as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, Operations Branch I. In this role, he oversaw personnel and resources assigned to counterterrorism investigations.

Mr. Holley began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1995. He first reported to the Chicago Division, where he was promoted to supervisory special agent of an international terrorism squad.

In November 2005, Mr. Holley was promoted and assigned to FBI Headquarters as a unit chief in the Counterterrorism Division. He transferred back to the Chicago Division in 2008 to serve as the assistant special agent in charge of the National Security Branch.

In June 2010, Mr. Holley was appointed to serve as a section chief in the Counterterrorism Division, where he was responsible for all U.S.-based international terrorism investigations. He was then selected to be the special agent in charge of the Indianapolis Division in October 2011.

An Indiana native, Mr. Holley served nine years in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer.

Mr. Holley is a 1977 graduate of Peru High School in Peru, Indiana, and a 1981 graduate of Ball State University.