On December 21, 2017, FBI Director Christopher Wray announced that Supervisory Special Agent James E. Jewell will serve as special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Mobile Division. SAC Jewell joined the FBI in 1996 and most recently served as a section chief within the FBI’s Training Division in Quantico, Virginia with oversight of the Training Services Section. In his current role, SAC Jewell’s primary duties included executive management of key strategic educational and leadership programs to include the National Academy, the Basic Field Training Program, and various executive leadership programs offered through the FBI Academy for federal, state, local, and international participants. In addition, SAC Jewell managed the division’s logistics, space, facilities, and administrative programs while also maintaining responsibility for the FBI’s conference and event processes.
Prior to his service at Quantico, SAC Jewell worked in the Charlotte Division from January 2007 to February 2014 serving as both an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and field supervisor. While in Charlotte, SAC Jewell led the division’s Operational Support Branch with responsibility for the administrative and intelligence programs and personnel located throughout North Carolina. He directed significant intelligence efforts in a variety of high profile counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal, and cyber program matters.
SAC Jewell served previous assignments at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. from 2003 to 2006 and with the FBI's Houston Division from 1996 to 2003. During his time at HQ, SAC Jewell served as a supervisor within the Directorate of Intelligence's Career Management Section and as a congressional appropriations liaison within the Finance Division.