El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation's El Paso Division has a new special agent in charge tonight. FBI Director James B. Comey has appointed Douglas E. Lindquist as the new agent in charge of the El Paso Division.
Lindquist most recently served as a section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He began his career as an FBI special agent in February 1997 and reported to the Washington Field Office, where he investigated international terrorism and counterintelligence matters.
In 1998, as a member of the Rapid Deployment Team, Lindquist deployed to Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya as part of the KENBOM investigation, which followed the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa. In 1999, he served as an acting assistant legal attaché in London. He was promoted in 2002 to be a supervisor in the Middle East Unit of the International Terrorism Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division.
In 2004, Lindquist joined the Springfield Division as a counterintelligence squad supervisor and program coordinator. He also supervised the Field Intelligence Group squad.
Lindquist moved to the Philadelphia Division in 2009, after being promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the division’s counterintelligence and cyber programs. He later became the assistant special agent in charge of the division’s counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction programs and directed the Joint Terrorism Task Force, comprised of 28 member agencies.
Before joining the FBI, Lindquist served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.