April 16, 2018: David Bowdich was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Friday, April 13, 2018, by FBI Director Christopher Wray. Bowdich succeeds Andrew McCabe. Bowdich was most recently the FBI’s Associate Deputy Director, a post he held since April, 2016. Bowdich, 49, started his career as an FBI Special Agent in 1995 at the FBI’s San Diego Field Office, where he investigated violent crimes and gangs and where he worked at the Criminal Investigative Division and the Director’s Office. From September, 2012, to December, 2014, Bowdich was the Special Agent in Charge of the Counterterrorism Division at the Los Angeles Field Office. From December, 2014, to April, 2016, Bowdich was the Assistant Director at the Los Angeles Field Office. Bowdich was born and raised in Albuquerque and he worked as a Police Officer at the Albuquerque Police Department from 1991 to 1995. Bowdich received his bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from New Mexico State University in 1991. He later received a master’s degree from Georgetown University. The FBI is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.