Newark FBI Special Agent in Charge Set to Retire After 28 Years of Service

Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch, Jr. is retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, effective May 31, 2022, after 28 years of government service.

Mr. Crouch has served as special agent in charge of the Newark Field Office since August of 2020. Mr. Crouch began his career as an FBI special agent in 1998 and was assigned to cover counterterrorism investigations in the New York Field Office, including the bombings of the Africa Embassy, the USS Cole, as well as 9/11. In 2002, he transferred to the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, where he was one of the first members of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Fly Squad. He was promoted to a supervisory special agent in the Counterterrorism Division in 2003.

In 2006, he was promoted to serve as the supervisory senior resident agent of the Allentown Resident Agency of the Philadelphia Field Office, overseeing all FBI investigative activity in the Allentown area. In 2010, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Cleveland Field Office. At different times, he led the counterterrorism, counterintelligence, human intelligence, technical, surveillance, intelligence, and administrative programs, and oversaw all matters in multiple resident agencies.

Mr. Crouch was promoted in 2014 to section chief of the China Intelligence Section in the Counterintelligence Division at Headquarters. He was named deputy assistant director in the Human Resources Division in 2017. As the deputy assistant director, he oversaw all hiring, retention, transfers, benefits and compensation, promotions, medical, and retirements for FBI employees.

Mr. Crouch earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Northern Iowa and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Crouch served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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