JAMES E. JEWELL
Special Agent in Charge
On December 21, 2017, Director Christopher Wray appointed James E. Jewell as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Mobile Division. In this role, SAC Jewell leads all FBI operations and personnel within the State of Alabama’s Middle and Southern Judicial Districts. SAC Jewell joined the FBI in 1996 and prior to his appointment as SAC he served as a Section Chief within the FBI’s Training Division in Quantico, Virginia with oversight of the Training Services Section. In this role, SAC Jewell’s duties included executive management of key strategic educational and leadership programs to include the National Academy, the Basic Field Training Program, and various executive leadership programs offered through the FBI Academy for federal, state, local and international participants. In addition, SAC Jewell managed the division’s logistics, space, facilities, and administrative programs while also maintaining responsibility for the FBI’s conference and event processes.
Prior to his service at Quantico, SAC Jewell worked in the Charlotte Division from January 2007 to February 2014 serving as both an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Field Supervisor. While in Charlotte, SAC Jewell led the division’s Operational Support Branch with responsibility for the administrative and intelligence programs and personnel located throughout North Carolina. He directed significant intelligence efforts in a variety of high profile counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal and cyber program matters.
SAC Jewell served previous assignments at FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C. from 2003 to 2006 and with the FBI’s Houston Division from 1996 to 2003. During his time at HQ, SAC Jewell served as a supervisor within the Directorate of Intelligence’s Career Management Section and as a Congressional Appropriations Liaison within the Finance Division. SAC Jewell served successful periods in the Houston Division’s White Collar Crime program, the ENRON Task Force, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He primarily investigated matters involving financial institution fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice, and international terrorism. In recognition of his professional achievements, SAC Jewell was awarded a LEGIS Fellowship in 2003 by The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
Prior to his career with the FBI, SAC Jewell worked as a Senior Litigation Consultant within Coopers & Lybrand’s Financial Advisory Services Group in Birmingham, Alabama and as a Senior Consultant within Ernst & Young’s Dispute Resolution & Litigation Services Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. SAC Jewell is a former Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, serving on active-duty from 1988 – 1992 and in the naval reserve from 1992 – 1996. He received his undergraduate degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama in 1987 and obtained a Masters in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1993. SAC Jewell is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy.
JAMES E. JEWELL