Heard on Campus: James W. McJunkin at the Forum

February 25, 2011

"Over time the government and mainstream America might forget, but for every attack that has been successful, there are 15 that were stopped. Your children, your grandchildren and your great grandchildren will face this threat. I'm telling you this from 24 years of experience."

-- James W. McJunkin, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Washington Field Office, who spoke on "Counterterrorism Overview" Friday, (Feb. 25) at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. McJunkin, who earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration Justice from Penn State, began his professional career as a trooper with the Pennsylvania State Police. During his career in the FBI, he has served in the San Antonio, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. field offices. In 2005, he was selected as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office, the FBI's second largest field office, where he provided leadership and supervision to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). In January 2007, he was selected as a member of Senior Executive Service, and after a short stint as the Deputy Director for Law Enforcement at the Central Intelligence Agency, he was appointed as Section Chief of International Terrorism Operations Section I. In January 2008, director Mueller designated him as the Deputy Assistant Director for FBI Counterterrorism Operations -- Branch I, and in January 2010, he was named as assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division.



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