Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Bryan McCloskey, was born in Louisville, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Middle Eastern Politics from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. After college, he joined the United States Coast Guard where he spent the majority of his enlistment in the Florida Keys. ASAC McCloskey joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Special Agent in July 2002. Following New Agents training, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Division working international terrorism on the Joint Terrorist Task Force. After a quick tour to Iraq, he was promoted to headquarters as a supervisor in the Counterterrorism Division. In January 2010, he staffed the newly created Yemen Fusion Cell at HQ to spearhead the FBI’s efforts into combating the number one priority threat facing the U.S. at the time, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). After three months as a Supervisory Special Agent on the YFC, he became the Unit Chief over the operational component for a year where he received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Intelligence Analysis. In July 2011, ASAC McCloskey took the position as Senior Supervisory Resident Agent in Oxford, MS where he supervised all criminal violations in three resident Agencies covering 37 counties within the Northern District of Mississippi. Then in January 2019, he was selected to his current position in the Memphis Field Office. In the Memphis Field Office, ASAC McCloskey has overseen the Administrative, Finance, Risk and Compliance as well as all criminal and cyber investigative programs from Memphis through Nashville. He responded to the Christmas Day bombing as an On-Scene Commander and has recently assumed the entire National Security portfolio in Western Tennessee.