James A. Gagliano is a retired Supervisory Special Agent (SA) for the FBI. During the 25 years he worked for the FBI, he has earned a variety of awards, recognitions and memorable experiences. Some of his accomplishments includes...2002 - Senior Team Leader (STL) of the 45-man FBI New York Office SWAT Team and served as an attachment to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) U.S. military units in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on three separate deployments 2005 - Head the Crisis Management and Operations Center Programs in New York SWAT Program, USERT (Dive Search), ERT (Crime Scene), Operational Medicine, Rapid Deployment, the Special Agent Bomb Technicians (SABTs), and the Hazardous Materials Response Team (HMRT). He was also awarded the Medal for Bravery, the FBI’s second highest award for valor, for actions in June of 1993 while serving on the SWAT Team. 2010 - “Top Gang Unit” award by the New York Gang Investigator’s Association (NYGIA) and "True American Hero” award from the Federal Drug Agents Foundation (FDAF) 2012 - Selected as the Deputy Legal Attaché (DLAT), the Acting Legal Attaché (a Senior Executive Service position), the senior F.B.I. law enforcement official and the Director’s personal representative to the Mexican government, while overseeing federal law enforcement operations that included kidnappings, white collar crime, foreign espionage, crimes against children, cyber matters, narco-trafficking, and fugitive apprehension (including capture of two FBI “Top Ten” fugitives). 2014 - Appointed Chief of Staff, Special Assistant to the Assistant-Director-in-Charge in January of 2015 for the FBI’s largest field office in New York, which includes 2,400 employees and encompasses all FBI operations within the five boroughs of New York City, eight upstate counties, as well as the La Guardia, John F. Kennedy International, and Stewart International airports.