National Command & Staff College

Jay Tabb
Senior Vice President – Global Security Division Crisis Response Company, LLC
Commissioner, National Command & Staff College 

Jay Tabb is a recently retired career Senior Executive and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as a former U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) infantry officer with over three decades of national security and law enforcement experience leading strategic programs, managing organizational risk, and overseeing global security solutions.

Currently the Senior Vice President of CRC’s Global Security Division (GSD), Mr. Tabb provides domestic and international security solutions for government and commercial clients. Mr. Tabb has extensive real-world experience managing risk and defending the U.S. and its allies from myriad threats, including both physical and cyber national security vectors. He continues this service through his leadership of the GSD.

Prior to his current role with CRC, Mr. Tabb served nearly twenty three years in the FBI, culminating as the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s National Security Branch where he led a global workforce over 8,000 personnel with an annual operating budget of $330M. Since joining the FBI in 1997, Mr. Tabb held a variety of positions, including service as an operator on the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit, the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), and leadership of several special purpose counterterrorism units. Other key assignments included leadership of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Washington DC, Commander of the HRT, Deputy Assistant Director in charge of counterterrorism operations for the FBI, and Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the FBI in Washington State. As the SAC, Mr. Tabb managed the investigation and apprehension of members of an international hacking group, as well as a sensitive counterintelligence operation involving the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle.

As an operator with HRT, Mr. Tabb received the FBI Medal of Valor, as well as two FBI Stars for heroism and critical injuries received while operating in sensitive counterterrorism missions abroad. Other 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’s military service included over seven years an infantry officer in the U.S Marine Corps, including several command and staff billets and command during combat operations in the Middle East.