Leadership APB

Meeting Our New Executive Director

October 04, 2023 FBI National Academy Associates Season 3 Episode 19
Leadership APB
Meeting Our New Executive Director
Show Notes

Today, we will be featuring our newly appointed Executive Director, Jeff McCormick of the FBI National Academy Associates. 


Jeff McCormick brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience to the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) as its next Executive Director.


Jeff served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for more than twenty years. Serving in the FBI’s Philadelphia, Springfield, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh Field Divisions and twice at FBI Headquarters.


He has conducted and supervised Federal investigations of violent and

white-collar crimes, public corruption, counterterrorism, and cybercrime. At FBI Headquarters in Washington D.C., he served in the Counterterrorism Division as Chief of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Watch, leading the 24-hour command post for coordination of the Bureau’s response to terrorism threats and incidents around the world. He also served in several positions while assigned to the FBI Academy, including the Firearms Training Unit and Defensive Systems Unit, and as Chief of the Leadership Programs Management Unit and Chief of the FBI National Academy Unit (FBINA). Over three years at the FBINA, he was responsible for the training of more than 3,000 law enforcement professionals from around the globe.


Jeff retired at the end of 2020 as the Senior Supervisory Resident Agent (SSRA) for the 

FBI in Charleston, WV, where he supervised FBI investigations in the Southern District of West Virginia. In early 2021, he returned to the FBI as a Supervisory Analyst at the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center in Clarksburg, WV.


Prior to joining the FBI, Jeff served as a patrolman, then detective for the Perry, Georgia Police Department, and a Lieutenant for the Valdosta, Georgia Police Department. He was also the Accreditation Manager for both Departments, leading each to National Accreditation.


In 2022, Jeff was selected by West Virginia’s Fairmont State University to develop their recently approved Police Academy Program. As the Director of the Police Academy, Jeff lead the inaugural session, and served as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from the American Military University. He and his wife Shirlene have four children and five grandchildren.