Organizational structure

The FBI is organized into functional branches and the Office of the Director, which contains most administrative offices. An executive assistant director manages each branch. Each branch is then divided into offices and divisions, each headed by an assistant director. The various divisions are further divided into sub-branches, led by deputy assistant directors. Within these sub-branches there are various sections headed by section chiefs. Section chiefs are ranked analogous to special agents in charge.

Four of the branches report to the deputy director while two report to the associate director. The functions branches of the FBI are:

The Office of the Director serves as the central administrative organ of the FBI. The office provides staff support functions (such as finance and facilities management) to the five function branches and the various field divisions. The office is managed by the FBI associate director, who also oversees the operations of both the Information and Technology and Human Resources Branches.

  • Office of the Director
    • Immediate Office of the Director
    • Office of the Deputy Director
    • Office of the Associate Director
    • Office of Congressional Affairs
    • Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs
    • Office of the General Counsel
    • Office of Integrity and Compliance
    • Office of the Ombudsman
    • Office of Professional Responsibility
    • Office of Public Affairs
    • Inspection Division
    • Facilities and Logistics Services Division
    • Finance Division
    • Records Management Division
    • Resource Planning Office
    • Security Division
Director James B. Comey Portrait

(Former) Director James B. Comey
Tenure: September 4, 2013 – May 9, 2017

On September 4, 2013, James B. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI.

A Yonkers, New York native, James Comey graduated from the College of William & Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. Following law school, Comey served as an assistant United States attorney for both the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Virginia. Comey returned to New York to become the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 2003, he became the deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Comey left DOJ in 2005 to serve as general counsel and senior vice president at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its general counsel.

Senior Staff

  • Deputy Director – Andrew McCabe
  • Associate Deputy Director – David Bowdich
  • Chief of Staff/Senior Counselor – Jim Rybicki
  • Deputy Chief of Staff – Dawn M. Burton
National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force

Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch 

FBI Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence Branch 

  • Executive Assistant Director – Joshua D. Skule
  • Directorate of Intelligence – John S. Adams
FBI Agent Works on Laptop in Vehicle

Information and Technology Branch 

  • Executive Assistant Director – James L. Turgal, Jr.
  • IT Applications and Data Division – Tracey North
  • IT Enterprise Services Division – Jeremy Wiltz
  • IT Infrastructure Division – W.L. Scott Bean, III
Human Resources Stock Image

Human Resources Branch 

  • Executive Assistant Director – Valerie Parlave
  • Human Resources Division – David Schlendorf
  • Security Division – Laura A. Bucheit
  • Training DivisionDavid Resch


Security Division Processing of Forms Involving Activities Outside of the FBI Part 01 of 01
Social Networking Sites and FBI Employee Guidance Part 01 of 01
Records Management Standards For Scanned Documents 0774D Part 01 of 01
Prepublication Review Policy Guide Part 01 of 01
Policy Directive 0481D Part 01 of 01
Policy Custodial
Physical Fitness Program Policy Directive and Policy Guide 0676PG Part 01 of 01 -1
Personal Services Contracts Policy Directive 0957D Part 01 of 01
Patriot Act Part 01
Non-Retaliation for Reporting Compliance Risks 0727D Part 01 of 01
Naming and Commemorating FBI Buildings and Spaces 0910D Part 01 of 01
Laboratory Reference Firearms Collection Policy LD0020D Part 01 of 01
Honoraria Policy 0867D Part 01 of 01
General Telecommunications Policy 0862D Part 01 of 01
FBI Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Classification Guide
FBI Student Programs Policy Guide 0805PG Part 01 of 01
FBI Sign Language Interpreting and Reading Program 0889D Part 01 of 01
FBI Seal Name Initials and Special Agent Gold Badge 0625D Part 01 of 01
FBI Recreational Association-s- 0465D Part 01 of 01
FBI Ethics and Integrity Program Policy Directive and Policy Guide 0754DPG
Bureau Aviation Regulations Policy Directive and Policy Guide Part 01 of 01
Conference Cost Reporting and Approvals to Use Nonfederal Facilities Policy Directive 0927D Part 01 of 01
Electronic Recordkeeping Certification Policy Guide 0800PG
Technology Based Tagging Tracking and Locating Program Policy Guide Policy Directive 0643DPG