April 16, 2018: Andrew W. Vale was appointed as the Executive Assistant Director of the Human Resources Branch at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday, April 13, 2018. Vale was most recently the FBI Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office. Vale started his career as an FBI Special Agent in 1991 at the Newark Field Office. In October, 1998, he was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent of Newark’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Vale transferred to the Albany Field Office in August, 2006, as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the National Security Branch. In this position, he provided program management oversight for the counterterrorism, counterintelligence and intelligence programs. Vale transferred to the FBI Headquarters in September, 2011, as the Special Assistant to the Deputy Director. From January, 2013, to January, 2017, Vale was the Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office. The FBI is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.