By Allan Lengel
Diane Upchurch, who was most recently section chief of International Terrorism Operations Section 1 in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI headquarters, has been named special agent in charge of the Little Rock Division.
Upchurch joined the FBI in 1995 and was first assigned to the Dallas Division, where she focused primarily on gang, organized crime and drugs, according to an FBI press release.
She was then assigned to the North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force, where she worked on international and domestic terrorism investigations.
Later, she was off to the Los Angeles Field Office and was assigned to a drug squad as part of the Southwest Border Initiative.
In the course of her career, she has held leadership positions in the Investigative Technologies Division, Counterintelligence Division, Los Angeles Field Office and the Counterterrorism Division.