A 25-year FBI veteran and chief of the Washington Field Office announced his retirement from the bureau on Thursday, according to a report by the Washington Post.
James W. McJunkin, 51, is headed to Chicago to take a job in corporate security. He joined the bureau in 1987 and eventually became an expert in counterterrorism investigations. He became head of the Washington Field Office in 2010 and before that worked as the FBI’s assistant director of counterterrorism. McJunkin previously worked in the San Antonio, Atlanta and Washington field offices.
Before joining the FBI, McJunkin worked as a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
Earlier this month, the FBI announced Timothy Gallagher will be the new Criminal Division chief of the Washington Field Office.