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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Frank Montoya, Jr. Named Special Agent in Charge of the Honolulu Division

Washington, D.C.
January 06, 2011 FBI National Press Office

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Frank Montoya, Jr. special agent in charge of the FBI’s Honolulu Division. Mr. Montoya most recently served as section chief in the Counterintelligence Division.

Mr. Montoya began his career as an FBI special agent in May 1991 and reported to the San Antonio Field Office, where he worked violent crime and fugitive investigations. He established and led activities of the division’s fugitive task force. Mr. Montoya also worked temporarily in the Oklahoma City Field Office to assist in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing investigation.

In June 1996, Mr. Montoya transferred to the San Juan Field Office. During his assignment, he worked in the special operations group and served as a surveillance team leader on drug, violent crime, and national security cases.

After San Juan, he was assigned to the Washington Field Office’s national security squad. Mr. Montoya participated and led domestic and foreign investigations and operations.

In April 2000, Mr. Montoya was promoted and worked at FBI Headquarters. He oversaw national security investigations and operations. During this time, he assisted in the Robert Hanssen investigation.

Mr. Montoya transferred to the Milwaukee Field Office in November 2002. He served as supervisor and oversaw the counterintelligence squad and several national security investigations.

He returned to FBI Headquarters in December 2005 and was promoted to unit chief in the Counterintelligence Division. Mr. Montoya participated in the establishment of the National Cyber Investigations Joint Task Force. He moved to the West Coast in July 2007 and worked in the San Francisco Field Office as assistant special agent in charge in the counterintelligence branch.

Mr. Montoya was born in San Diego, California and raised in San Francisco. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Brigham Young University and served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He and his wife have four sons.

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