FBI Director Director Robert S. Mueller has appointed Robert Anderson Jr. as intelligence division special agent in charge for the agency’s Washington, D.C. field office
Anderson previously served as chief of the counterespionage section in the counterintelligence division at FBI Headquarters. He joined the FBI in 1995 as a special agent. After completing training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., he was assigned to the Washington Field Office where he investigated narcotic violations and violent crimes.
Following his tenure at the WFO, Anderson held various positions in the counterintelligence division, including unit chief, acting special agent in charge, and most recently, chief of the counterespionage section.
Anderson began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a Delaware state trooper. After graduating from the Delaware State Police Academy, he served in the uniform patrol division, Criminal Investigative Unit, and the Aviation Section. He was cross-trained as a commercial pilot and nationally registered paramedic. He was named the Delaware State Police Trooper of the Year in 1990 for attempting to rescue trapped subjects in a burning residence in 1989.