Jay S. Tabb, Jr. currently serves as the Executive Assistant Director
of the National Security Branch. In this role, he is responsible for
ensuring the FBI successfully executes its national security mission
to defend the United States and its interests from national security
threats, ranging from terrorism to espionage to weapons of mass
Mr. Tabb began his FBI service in 1997 as a Special Agent and
was first assigned to FBI Dallas, investigating international and
domestic terrorism, violent crimes, and drug trafficking. He also
served as a firearms instructor, Special Agent Bomb Technician, and
SWAT team member.
Beginning in 2004, Mr. Tabb served as an operator on the Hostage
Rescue Team, providing tactical support for counterterrorism
operations, hostage situations, and major criminal threats world-wide. For courageous action along with critical injuries sustained, Mr. Tabb received the FBI Medal of Valor and two FBI Stars.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Tabb has held leadership roles within the FBI's Washington Field Office, Critical Incident Response Group, and Counterterrorism Division. Most recently as Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office, he oversaw all FBI investigations and operations in the state of Washington. Mr. Tabb's awards include the U.S. Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service for his leadership during a prominent global counterterrorism investigation, and the Exceptional Service Medal from the Director of National Intelligence for leadership in a sensitive counterterrorism matter.
Mr. Tabb holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the FBI, he served more than seven years in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer, which included participation in combat operations in Southwest Asia.
Mr. Jay S. Tabb
Executive Assistant Director, National Security Branch, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States
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