John M. McCoy
Executive Assistant Director for National Security
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Special Agent John M. McCoy is currently the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for National Security. In this capacity, he is responsible for NCIS’ worldwide counterintelligence (CI), counter terrorism (CT), force protection (FP), cyber and Security Training Assessment and Assistance Team (STAAT) programs.
Special Agent McCoy joined the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in 1987, serving in the Norfolk, Virginia Resident Agency. He was subsequently assigned to various follow-on postings at NCIS Resident Agency (NCISRA) Holy Loch, Scotland (1989-91); NCISRA New London, Connecticut (1991-99); NCIS Headquarters Counterintelligence Directorate, Washington, DC (1999-2001); NCISRA London, England (2001-03) ; and he was detailed to the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) in Newport, Rhode Island (2003-04).
In 2005, Special Agent McCoy was assigned as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for the newly established NCIS Field Office in Singapore. At this time, he also assumed the dual position of Resident Agent in Charge of a co-located joint Department of Defense Force Protection Detachment. His responsibilities encompassed NCIS support for the force protection of transient military forces throughout Southeast Asia.
In 2006, Special Agent McCoy was promoted and reassigned as the Senior NCIS Representative to the newly established strategic planning position (N5X) within the Planning and Policy Directorate for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In 2009, Special Agent McCoy assumed the position of Special Agent in Charge of the Northeast Field Office in Newport, Rhode Island, covering NCIS investigative and operational activities in the northeastern United States, Bermuda and the eastern Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
In 2011, Special Agent McCoy was promoted to the Senior Executive Service and selected to be the Executive Assistant Director for Pacific Operations. He was responsible for the management and operational direction of seven NCIS field offices, one Security Training Assistance & Assessment Team, and numerous subordinate elements located throughout the NW and SW U.S., Hawaii, the Far East, Southwest Asia, and aboard carrier strike groups, as well as expeditionary strike groups.
Special Agent McCoy is a graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and he attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he received a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.