Washington (STL.News) – FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Sean L. Kaul as the special agent in charge of the Phoenix Field Office. Mr. Kaul has served as a special agent in charge of the Honolulu Field Office since 2017.
Mr. Kaul started his career as an FBI special agent in 2000. He was first assigned to the Bakersfield Resident Agency of the Sacramento Field Office in California. Mr. Kaul worked multiple programs in Bakersfield and was both a member of the SWAT team and a special agent bomb technician. He later transferred to the Atlanta Field Office, where he served as a full-time bomb technician on the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In 2007, Mr. Kaul was promoted to a supervisor in the Executive Development and Selection Program Section in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He was later promoted to unit chief in 2009. He was selected as a supervisory special agent in 2011 for the Washington Field Office, where he led the Northern Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force. He received an Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service while in that assignment.
In 2013, Mr. Kaul was appointed as an assistant special agent in charge of the Phoenix Field Office, where he led the criminal branch and four Indian Country resident agencies. He was also in charge of the field office’s response programs and its Evidence Response Team.
He was promoted to section chief in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in 2016, then to special agent in charge of the Honolulu Field Office in 2017.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Kaul served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He has a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.