Robert J. Holley, a Peru, Ind., native, has been named special agent in charge of the FBI's Chicago division by outgoing Director Robert S. Mueller III.
Holley most recently served as deputy assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, and oversaw personnel and resources assigned to counterterrorism investigations.
He began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1995. He first reported to the Chicago division, where he was promoted to supervisory special agent of an international terrorism squad.
In November 2005, Holley was promoted and assigned to FBI headquarters as a unit chief in counterterrorism. He transferred back to the Chicago division in 2008 to serve as the assistant special agent in charge of the national security branch.
Holley was appointed to serve in June 2010 as a section chief in the counterterrorism division, where he was responsible for all U.S.-based international terrorism investigations. He then was selected to be the special agent in charge of the Indianapolis division in October 2011.
A 1977 graduate of Peru High School and a 1981 graduate of Ball State University, Holley also served nine years in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer.