Rebecca Day
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Oklahoma City Field Office

I have been a special agent in the FBI for more than 16 years. I have had the opportunity to work both criminal and national security violations in three field offices and headquarters. I am currently in my home state of Oklahoma serving as an assistant special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office.

Share the thing you’re most proud of from your FBI career.

Some of the proudest moments of my FBI career occurred while serving as the assistant special agent in charge overseeing Indian Country efforts in Oklahoma. In 2020, Oklahoma experienced a significant change in criminal jurisdiction resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt decision, which returned 45% of the state to tribal nations. Because the FBI has jurisdiction on tribal lands, the Oklahoma City Field Office saw a drastic increase in its violent crime investigations.

During the past two years, I witnessed firsthand the resilience of Oklahoma City’s agents, analysts, and professional staff, who, in spite of new challenges, remained unwavering in their dedication to serving the American people. It is true—we are an FBI family. I’ll always remember how FBI employees travelled here from across the United States to augment our workforce. It was incredible to witness and reminded me of why I joined the FBI in the first place: the people, the mission, and the purpose behind everything we do.

Celebration of 50 years of female special agents in the FBI. Rebecca Day from the Oklahoma City Field Office.

What does it mean to make room at the table? Why does it matter?

The FBI has provided me an opportunity to work with men and women from a variety of backgrounds. Diverse groups can be created within an organization, but unless you foster an environment of inclusion where everyone feels comfortable articulating their thoughts and opinions, it doesn’t matter. We make better decisions when we ensure everyone’s voice is heard.

I honor the women who came before me and made it possible for me to hold a leadership position. I hope to continue paving the road for future generations of women in the FBI.