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September 14, 2018

Jay S. Tabb, Jr. Named Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray has named Jay S. Tabb, Jr. as the executive assistant director of the National Security Branch. In his new role, Mr. Tabb will oversee all national security investigative and intelligence operations, ranging from counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction cases.

Mr. Tabb was most recently the special agent in charge of the Seattle Division. He started his 21-year career in the Dallas Division and has served on the Hostage Rescue Team, the nation’s only full-time, domestic counterterrorism team. Mr. Tabb has held leadership positions at 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.

He will assume his new role at FBI Headquarters in early October.