Los Angeles, California - Director Christopher Wray has named Robert C. Bone, II as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence and Cyber Division of the Los Angeles Field Office. Mr. Bone previously served as the deputy assistant director of the Operational Technology Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Bone started his career as an FBI special agent in 2001. He was assigned to the Chicago Field Office, where he worked international terrorism matters and was the coordinator of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was promoted in 2006 and transferred to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in 2006, before moving to the Inspection Division in 2007.
In 2009, he served as the acting assistant legal attaché to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he formed the Kidnapping Investigations Unit. Mr. Bone was promoted in 2010 and moved to the Los Angeles Field Office to lead a counterintelligence squad.
In 2012, Mr. Bone was promoted to assistant section chief in the Counterespionage Section at Headquarters. He moved to the Washington Field Office in 2014 as the assistant special agent in charge of the Investigative Services Branches.
Mr. Bone was promoted again in 2016, serving as an inspector and then chief inspector in the Inspection Division. He was named deputy assistant director of the Operational Technology Division in 2018. The division develops and deploys technology to enable and enhance FBI operations.
Before he joined the FBI, Mr. Bone was a police officer in Silverthorne, Colorado, and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. He was presented a Director’s Award for Excellence in Leadership in 2013 for his work in the Los Angeles Field Office.