Gerald Roberts, Jr.

Assistant Director, Security Division

Gerald Roberts, Jr., was named assistant director of the FBI’s Security Division in August 2017. In this role, Mr. Roberts manages the protection of the FBI's people, information, and facilities. He previously served as the division’s deputy assistant director.

Mr. Roberts joined the FBI as a special agent in 1999 and was first assigned to the New York Field Office, where he worked international terrorism matters and was then promoted to supervisor of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. In 2002, he deployed to Afghanistan for the FBI.

In 2005, Mr. Roberts was promoted to supervisory special agent in the FBI’s International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters, serving as the FBI liaison to Interpol. In 2007, he was selected by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division to serve as an FBI detailee to the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 2009, Mr. Roberts transferred to the Baltimore Field Office as supervisory special agent of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he oversaw international terrorism investigations. In 2012, Mr. Roberts was promoted to assistant special agent in charge, where he led international and domestic terrorism investigations, human intelligence, surveillance, intelligence analysis, and intelligence sharing with state fusion centers and private industry partners within Maryland and Delaware. He was selected section chief of the Terrorist Financing Operations Section in 2014. In 2016, Mr. Roberts transferred to the Washington Field Office as special agent in charge of the office's Intelligence Division.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Roberts was an inspector and agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and an accountant in the financial industry. He received the FBI Director’s Award in 2003 for his work in the disruption of a terrorist attack overseas overseas while in Afghanistan.