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February 9, 2015

Eric K. Jackson Named Special Agent in Charge of the Kansas City Field Office

Director James B. Comey has named Eric K. Jackson the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office. Mr. Jackson most recently served as an acting deputy assistant director and section chief of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in Washington, D.C. In these roles, he oversaw the division’s Intelligence, Outreach, and Support Branch.

Mr. Jackson joined the FBI in 1997 and was assigned to the Tampa Field Office to investigate international terrorism, organized and violent crime, drug, and health care fraud cases. While in Tampa, he served as part of the Hostage Negotiation Team and worked numerous high-profile hostage standoffs and an overseas kidnapping. In December 2002, Mr. Jackson was assigned to the Counterterrorism Division’s Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit at FBIHQ. In this role, he led the Animal Rights and Environmental Rights Terrorism Task Force after a series of bombings related to animal and environmental rights occurred across the country.

In 2005, Mr. Jackson joined the Memphis Field Office as the Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisor. He oversaw international and domestic terrorism investigations and served as the coordinator for the Domestic Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction programs. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the National Security Branch in the Kansas City Field Office, which included the International and Domestic Terrorism, Counterintelligence, Cyber, and Weapons of Mass Destruction programs.

Before joining the FBI, Mr. Jackson served in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman; while aboard the USS Belleau Wood, he received the Navy Achievement Medal for his response to a mass medical casualty incident during an exercise in South Korea. He worked as a supervisor at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where he managed electrocardiography and ambulatory medicine technicians and was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in California.

Mr. Jackson has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Dallas Baptist University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Amberton University.