FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Christine O’Neill as the special agent in charge of the Mission Services Division of the Washington Field Office. O’Neill most recently served as a deputy assistant director in—and the acting assistant director of—the Security Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
O’Neill joined the FBI as a special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Meriden Resident Agency, a satellite office of the New Haven Field Office in Connecticut. She primarily investigated white-collar crime during her six years in Connecticut. In 2005, she was promoted to supervisory special agent and was assigned to the Counterterrorism Division. O’Neill worked in the Global Operations Unit and the Iraq Unit of the International Terrorism Operations Section II in McLean, Virginia. She also served as the FBI liaison to Iraq for several months in 2007.
O’Neill was promoted in 2007 to supervisor of the Boston Field Office’s Health Care Fraud program, which she led for nearly seven years. In 2014, she was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of Boston’s Intelligence/Administrative Branch. She transferred to assistant special agent in charge of Boston’s White Collar Branch in 2016.
In 2017, O’Neill was promoted to chief of the Intelligence and Threat Analysis Section of the Security Division at Headquarters. She transitioned to chief of the Security Operations Section in 2018 and was promoted to deputy assistant director of the division’s Security Operations Branch I in 2019. As deputy assistant director, she was responsible for overseeing the background investigations and ongoing evaluations of individuals requiring a security clearance and access to FBI space or information.
Prior to joining the FBI, O’Neill worked in the investment sector. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Bentley University.