March 23, 2010 - Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named James C. Trainor, Jr. special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division for the FBI in New York. Mr. Trainor most recently served as assistant special agent in charge of the Boston Division.
Mr. Trainor entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in July 1996. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to the FBI's Chicago Division. While there, he worked on a variety of criminal investigative matters for the first year until his eventual assignment to the Foreign Counterintelligence Squad. During that time, Mr. Trainor received numerous commendations for his outstanding performance in conducting counterintelligence operations.
In February 2001, Mr. Trainor was promoted to supervisory special agent at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he supervised investigations involving espionage and economic espionage. He was reassigned to the New Haven Division in March 2003, where as the supervisor for the Foreign Counterintelligence Squad he was responsible for all national security investigations conducted in Connecticut.
Mr. Trainor was named assistant special agent in charge of the Boston Division in July 2007. In that role, he was responsible for Intelligence operations in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Mr. Trainor was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army. He has served in numerous domestic and overseas assignments regarding intelligence matters for the U.S. Army and the FBI.