FBI San Diego Field Office
Stacey Moy of the FBI. Photo credit: Screen shot, @FBIPortland, via Twitter

The FBI has named Stacey Moy, a graduate of Torrey Pines High School, as the special agent in charge of the San Diego Field Office, the agency announced Friday.

Moy most recently served in the same role, overseeing the Intelligence and Incident Response Division in the Washington Field Office.

The San Diego native joined the FBI as a special agent in 2004. He was first assigned to work counterintelligence and espionage cases in the Washington Field Office, where he investigated penetrations of the U.S. Intelligence Community, media leaks and economic espionage. He also served on the SWAT team.

Moy received a promotion to supervisory special agent in 2009 and transferred to the Counterintelligence Division at FBI headquarters in Washington.

He handled several major cases involving the targeting and acquisition of U.S. trade secrets by foreign adversaries. In 2011, he became field supervisor of a counterproliferation squad in the Oakland Resident Agency of the San Francisco Field Office.

In 2014, Moy was promoted again, to unit chief of the Counterproliferation Center in the Counterintelligence Division at headquarters. The center leads the FBI’s efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and other technologies. He became assistant section chief of the center in 2015.

Moy returned to San Francisco in 2016 as the assistant special agent in charge of investigating complex financial crimes, public corruption, civil rights and violent crimes against children. He was promoted in 2017 to section chief in the Counterintelligence Division and then to deputy assistant director in 2019.

In 2020, Moy was named special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division in the Washington Field Office. In 2021, he shifted to overseeing the office’s Intelligence and Incident Response Division.

After finishing high school in 1994, Moy graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in both the Surface Warfare and Naval Special Warfare communities.

He earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and served as a senior executive fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

While commissioned in the Navy, he also worked as an instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado. Moy joined the FBI as an applicant through the San Diego office.

Suzanne Turner has served as special agent in charge of the San Diego Field Office since 2020.