Geoff Rayes on Why He Joined the FBI

Washington Field Office recruiter Geoff Rayes talks about why he joined the FBI and why diversity is important.

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What attracted me to the FBI was definitely 9/11. I remember growing up not thinking about anything besides just being a professional baseball player, but 9/11 hit home and basically made a huge impact on myself. The love of the country that I have, I wanted to make a difference and prevent that from ever happening again. And right now, I've been assigned to the Washington Film Office as the recruiter. One of the things that I was surprised about when I was applying is writing down my place of birth, which was Iraq. I didn't know how that would be taken. That is so important when we're recruiting. Just to let people know from all walks of life that their diversity is actually a benefit. It only strengthens. It brings different ideas, different perspectives. Teamwork becomes more of a building environment. The diversity is what makes us who we are. That is the strength of our organization.

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