April 19, 2021

Scott McMillion Named First FBI Chief Diversity Officer

Director Christopher Wray has formally appointed Scott McMillion as the FBI’s first chief diversity officer. In this role, Mr. McMillion will direct the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which the FBI established in 2012.

“As our chief diversity officer, Scott is the right person to ensure that the FBI fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion, and that our workforce reflects all the communities we serve,” Director Wray said. “I’m grateful he has agreed to bring his talent, experience, and dedication to our Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where he will build upon the important work that others started.”

Mr. McMillion has served for several years as the chair of the Black Affairs Diversity Committee, which helps the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to advance objectives that affect African American employees and enhance minority recruitment, employment, and retention at FBI.

Mr. McMillion began his FBI career as a special agent in 1998 in the Omaha Field Office in Nebraska. He worked on several criminal investigative squads and was the senior team leader of the Evidence Response Team. In 2006, Mr. McMillion transferred to the Gallup Resident Agency of the Phoenix Field Office, where he investigated crimes in Indian Country.

He was promoted to supervisory special agent in 2008 and was assigned to the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington. He was promoted to unit chief in 2010 and oversaw the Innocent Images National Initiative and Digital Analysis Research Center.

In 2013, Mr. McMillion transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division as a unit chief in the Strategic Initiatives Unit, Violent Crimes Against Children Section. He later moved to the Jacksonville Field Office in Florida, overseeing the Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City Resident Agencies. Mr. McMillion transferred to the Inspection Division at Headquarters in 2018. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Columbia Field Office in South Carolina, in charge of the National Security Branch, in 2019.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. McMillion was a special agent for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida State University and a Master of Forensic Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.