Gerald Roberts

Chief Division, Counterterrorism, Terrorist Financing Operations Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Mr. Roberts began his career as a Special Agent with the FBI in September 1999.  He was first assigned to the New York Field Division, where he worked International Terrorism matters as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  Following the September 11th attacks, he volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan to conduct interviews of Al-Qaeda detainees.  His interviews resulted in the disruption of an Al-Qaeda plot overseas and the capture of several high-level Al-Qaeda operatives.  In recognition for his accomplishments while deployed to Afghanistan, Mr. Roberts received the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2003.  In 2005, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent within the FBI’s International Operations Division, serving as the FBI counterterrorism liaison to INTERPOL.  Beginning in 2007, he served as an FBI detailee to the Central Intelligence Agency’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC).  He transferred to the Baltimore Field Division as a Supervisory Special Agent of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in 2009.  Mr. Roberts was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Baltimore Field Division in January 2012, where he led the counterterrorism and intelligence analysis branches.  In September 2014, he was promoted to the FBI’s Senior Executive Service.  In October 2014, he was recognized with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence for the successful prosecution of an Al-Qaeda operative at Guantanamo Bay.  Mr. Roberts currently serves as the Section Chief of the FBI’s Terrorist Financing Operations Section, leading the FBI’s global efforts targeting terrorist financing.  Prior to the FBI, Mr. Roberts served as an Inspector and Agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and an accountant in the financial industry.