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Old 11-16-2019, 04:10 PM   #9
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With regards to the FBI, the country is broken up into 56 "Field Offices". Most of these are lead by a "Special Agent in Charge". The next level in the FBI heirarchy is a bunch of assistant directors, each over an aspect of the FBI. Examples include "Counterintelligence Division", "Office of Integrity and Compliance", and "Office of Congressional Affairs". So you've got fifty-something offices reporting to headquarters, monitored by many assistant directors but not actually reporting to any of them, actually all reporting to the layer above them, which makes the national news and is probably composed of people whose best skill is politics.

This probably means the relationship between a special agent in charge and the next level up is complex, political, and distant.
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