| Welcome to our website and to membership in the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI. As National President, I speak for over 8000 of us when I say that we value your membership and we appreciate your choice to join. Through membership, your network of friends and colleagues expands greatly. Also, being a member helps you to recall the very best of your FBI days, because here we focus on relationships like those you forged with Agents while on the job.
Like me, you probably take great pride in membership. I retired several years ago, but not a day goes by that I don’t talk about or think about the FBI and its role in my life. If you are like me, choosing to be a member of the Society just goes along with having proudly carried that shiny, gold badge.
Today’s Society is inclusive. Along with our regular members, we are pleased also to have hundreds of active Agents as associate members of the Society, and that number is growing every day. Our members span many generations. As the Bureau has adapted and changed to meet law enforcement and national security challenges, so too the Society has adapted and changed. It has been my primary goal as your President to build bridges between our generations, while still focusing on our values of loyalty, fellowship, and goodwill. We emphasize our common interests.
The Society was founded in 1937 as a nonprofit, benevolent service organization under the category of a social club, but we are much more than that. The Foundation of Former FBI Agents was founded later as our charitable arm to provide scholarships and financial support in times of need. Speaking for both, you see our fingerprints in many areas. If you are new to us, you have likely examined the benefits and services we offer. If you have been with us a while, there may be new services that you don’t know about.
The Society offers regular magazine and email communications, a member directory, a robust career center, strengthened connections to the FBI, partnerships with the FBI Alumni and the FBIAA, annual conferences, a variety of exclusive insurance programs, access to legal defense, training and education opportunities, crisis assistance, spousal support, awards and recognition programs, access to HR 218 firearms shoots, expanded scholarships, public advocacy in support of the FBI, historical projects like our oral history program, community and corporate partnerships, and philanthropy efforts. We provide these services and do our best to keep the annual dues reasonable.
Again, welcome to the Society and all we have to offer. We have more than 120 Chapters around the country, and we hope you will consider affiliating with one or more of them. But…the National office is here for you. If we can be of assistance, please contact me, a member of the Board, or a staff person. We consider it our honor to serve you.