Jay S. Tabb, Jr.

Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch

Jay S. Tabb, Jr. was named the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch in October 2018. In this role, Mr. Tabb oversees all national security investigative and intelligence operations, ranging from counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction cases. He had previously served as the special agent in charge of the Seattle Division.

Mr. Tabb began his FBI career in the Dallas Field Office and has served on the Hostage Rescue Team, the nation’s only full-time, domestic counterterrorism team. Mr. Tabb has held leadership positions in the Washington Field Office, in the Critical Incident Response Group, and in the Counterterrorism Division as deputy assistant director.

Exemplifying the dedication of FBI employees who protect our nation every day, Mr. Tabb has received the FBI Medal of Valor, two FBI Stars, the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, and the Exceptional Service Medal from the Director of National Intelligence.

Before he joined the FBI, Mr. Tabb was an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.