Director Christopher Wray has named Nicholas Boshears as special agent in charge of the Operations Support Division of the New York Field Office. Mr. Boshears most recently served as a supervisory inspector in the Inspections Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.
Mr. Boshears joined the FBI as a special agent in 1999 and was assigned to the Boston Field Office. He worked white-collar and counterterrorism cases, served on the Evidence Response Team, was the coordinator of the Hazardous Materials Response Team, and was also a special agent bomb technician.
He was promoted in 2008 to supervisory special agent and transferred to the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center in the FBI Laboratory Division. He supervised intelligence operations involving the exploitation of items collected from around the world.
In 2012, Mr. Boshears was promoted to unit chief in the International Operations Division and was responsible for the operation of seven legal attaché offices in Africa. The next year, Mr. Boshears transferred to the Washington Field Office, where he supervised intelligence operations.
He was promoted to legal attaché of Tunis, Tunisia, in 2016, overseeing FBI investigative and operational activities in Algeria, Libya, Niger, and Tunisia. When he returned, Mr. Boshears reported to the Pittsburgh Field Office as an assistant special agent in charge, responsible for the national security program and resident agencies in West Virginia. He was promoted to the Inspection Division in 2020.
Mr. Boshears deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq on several occasions to support counterterrorism operations. He was awarded the FBI Shield of Bravery and a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State, and was decorated by the Department of Defense for his interagency efforts in Afghanistan.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Boshears was a U.S. Navy surface warfare officer and was a firefighter in Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned a Bachelor of Science in liberal arts from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in military science from the Marine Corps University.