James A. “Jimmy” Gagliano has some three decades’ worth of practical leadership experience, serving as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He spent 25 years as an FBI criminal investigator, SWAT Team Leader, member of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), Undercover Agent, Crisis Management Coordinator, federal Safe Streets Task Force Commander, Legal Attaché (Diplomat), and as Special Assistant (Chief-of-Staff) for the Assistant-Director-in-Charge of the FBI’s largest division in New York City.
Now retired from the FBI, Jimmy serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, instructing undergraduates in Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Military History, and Leadership courses at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens.
He appears often on-air as full-time Law Enforcement Analyst for CNN, discussing terrorism, criminal, and counterintelligence investigations, as well as sundry law enforcement matters.