Watch Our City News Service, Washington DC: Christopher Wray, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has named Jermicha Fomby as the Special Agent in Charge of the Jackson Field Office in Mississippi. Fomby previously served as a Section Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington.
Fomby originally joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2003 and was assigned to the Akron Resident Agency of the Cleveland Field Office, where he investigated criminal matters. In 2006, he was moved to the New York Field Office and investigated Albanian organized crime. He has also been involved in major drug-trafficking, organized crime, and public corruption investigations, as well as being an instructor for an FBI program that trained foreign investigators in undercover work in public corruption and counterterrorism cases.
In 2010, Fomby was deployed to the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and served as the Executive Officer in support of FBI international operations. Following this, he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the New York Field Office’s National Security Human Intelligence Squad in 2013. In 2014, he developed and led the Hudson Valley White Collar Crime Task Force in the Hudson Valley Resident Agency in New Windsor.
Fomby was assigned to the Inspection Division at Headquarters in 2016 and served as an Assistant Inspector and Team Leader. He was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the El Paso Field Office in Texas in 2018, responsible for the criminal, intelligence, administrative, and resident agency programs. In 2019, he was promoted to Section Chief in the Criminal Investigative Division at Headquarters, responsible for strategic intelligence for several criminal programs. The following year, he was appointed Chief of CID’s Violent Crime Section, in charge of gang, violent crimes, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation of children programs.
Fomby has earned a Bachelor’s from Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama; a Master’s in Organizational Management from Tusculum College in Greenville, Tennessee; and a Master’s in Education from Seton Hall University in East Orange, New Jersey. Before joining the FBI, he had served on active duty in the U.S Army.