I’m not sure what a special agent does in this case but it’s interesting that the Star Bulletin cares.
The FBI says Charlene Thornton has been named special agent in charge of its Honolulu Division.
FBI Director Robert Mueller selected Thornton to succeed Janet L. Kamerman as head of the office that covers Hawaii, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and much of the Pacific Rim.
Thornton comes to Hawaii from the San Francisco Division, where she was also special agent in charge. She joined the FBI in 1979, and has also worked in San Diego, Phoenix and Birmingham, Ala.