Charles McGonigal

Charles McGonigal has been Special Agent in Charge of the Counterintelligence Division for the New York Field Office of the FBI since he was appointed to that position by James Comey in October 2016. He previously served as section chief of the Cyber-Counterintelligence Coordination Section at FBI Headquarters. SAC McGonigal entered duty with the FBI in 1996. He was first assigned to the New York Field Office, where he worked Russian foreign counterintelligence and organized crime matters. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, McGonigal was assigned to an investigative response squad, which focused on pending international terrorist threats in the New York City area. Among the other positions he has held have been: supervisory special agent in the Counter-Espionage Section at FBI headquarters, chief of the Asia–Near East Counterintelligence Unit, field supervisor of a counter-espionage squad at the Washington Field Office, and assistant special agent in charge of the Baltimore Field Office’s cyber, counterintelligence, count-erespionage, and counter-profileration programs.