Robert Brown

Robert Brown


Board Committee: Programs and Future Planning
Executive Assistant Director, FBI Science and Technology Branch
Department of Justice Designee

Robert Brown was appointed Executive Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Science and Technology Branch in May 2022.

Prior to accepting the responsibilities of this role, Mr. Brown served as Assistant Director of the Operational Technology Division and oversaw efforts to enhance FBI intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations by delivering technology-based solutions.

Mr. Brown joined the FBI in January 2002 as a Special Agent and was assigned to the Miami Field Office where he investigated organized crime while serving as a member of the FBI Miami SWAT Team and as an FBI firearms instructor. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Brown served on the Washington Field Office's Attorney General Protection Detail and conducted protective operations both CONUS and OCONUS, including multiple overseas operations in Iraq and East Asia.

In 2009, Mr. Brown joined the Human Resource Division as a Supervisory Special Agent. In 2011, he was appointed as the Supervisory Senior Resident Agent for the Raleigh RA within the Charlotte Field Office where he served on the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was responsible for terrorism investigations, national security, and WMD program areas. In this role, Mr. Brown led a team which later was a recipient of the 2015 FBI Director’s Award for excellence in a criminal investigation following the high-profile kidnapping and subsequent rescue by Hostage Rescue Team of a North Carolina District Attorney’s father.

In 2014, Mr. Brown served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the Columbia Field Office, where he oversaw the FBI’s response and subsequent investigation of the horrific June 2015 AME church mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2016, Mr. Brown was promoted to Section Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division’s Transnational Organized Crime Western Hemisphere (TOC-West) Section. In 2017, he was promoted to Deputy Assistant Director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. Mr. Brown was selected to serve as Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Division in 2018 and served on the Special Agent in Charge Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Brown served nine years as a Deputy Sheriff where he worked criminal investigations as well as served as a uniform patrol officer, K-9 handler, and SWAT member. A native of Pickens, South Carolina, Mr. Brown graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Norwich University and is a graduate of the Office of the Directorate of National Intelligence University of Michigan, Ross School of Business - Leading in the Intelligence Community Program. Mr. Brown is married and has two daughters.