James Struyk entered on duty as a Special Agent with the FBI and reported to the Cincinnati Division in February 1985. There, he was assigned a variety of investigative duties involving all Bureau Programs. In September 1990, he transferred to the Washington Field Office where he investigated primarily counterintelligence matters and was later assigned to the then National Computer Crime Squad. Struyk was also assigned to the Courtship/Masquerade interagency undercover operation. Struyk was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) in 1998, and was assigned to the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters. He worked in the Compliance Management Unit and was also assigned as the Divisions’s Security Officer. In August 2000, he reported to the Denver Division and was assigned as SSA for the Special Operations Group, Aviation, and Technical Programs. In February 2005, he transferred to the Los Angeles Field Office as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC). There he oversaw the Counterintelligence and Cyber Investigative programs. Additionally, Struyk was the acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the Intelligence branch when it was established. He also served as the acting SAC for the Counterintelligence, Investigative Services, and Administrative branches of the Los Angeles Field Office. In January 2010, he was promoted to Section Chief of the Traditional Technology Section at the Electronic Research Facility, Operational Technology Division, Quantico, VA, where he managed the national Technically Trained Agent and Electronic Technician programs, and led research and development of video, audio, and tracking technology, as well as concealment development for the FBI.
In March 2012, Struyk returned to the Los Angeles Field Office as the SAC of the newly-formed Counterintelligence/Cyber Division.
James Struyk received a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. John’s University, New York, in 1981. He also received a J.D. in Law from the St. John’s University in 1984.