By Allan Lengel
Charles H. Kable IV has been named special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division at the Washington Field Office.
Kable most recently served as the chief of the Counterespionage Section at FBI Headquarters, overseeing field offices engaged in espionage, economic espionage and insider threat investigations, an FBI press release said.
Kable started his career with the FBI in 2000 and was first assigned to the San Francisco Field Office, Oakland Resident Agency, where he worked on counterespionage investigations and counterintelligence operations.
From there, he became program manager and acting unit chief in the Chinese Counterespionage Unit within the Counterespionage Section at FBI headquarters. In 2007, he was promoted to supervisory special agent of a counterintelligence squad in the San Antonio Field Office, Austin Resident Agency, the FBI said.
In 2009, he became the Chief of the Civilian Intelligence Officers in the Operations and Investigations Unit at headquarters. In 2011, Kable served as the assistant section chief of the Counterespionage Section, and in 2012 he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Branch of the Los Angeles Field Office, according to a press release.
Before joining the FBI, Kable was a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy in the Pacific.