FBI Director Christopher Wray has officially appointed Scott McMillion as the agency's very first Chief Diversity Officer, a position in which he will direct the Office of Diversity and Inclusion that was created in 2012.
"As our Chief Diversity Officer, Scott is the right person to ensure that the FBI fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion, and that our workforce reflects all the communities we serve," Wray said in a statement. "I'm grateful he has agreed to bring his talent, experience, and dedication to our Office of Diversity and Inclusion, where he will build upon the important work that others started."
McMillion heads into the role with years of experience chairing the Black Affairs Diversity Committee that "helps the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to advance objectives that affect African American employees and enhance minority recruitment, employment, and retention at FBI," according to the press release.
His FBI experience spans more than two decades.
"In 2013, Mr. McMillion transferred to the Criminal Investigative Division as a unit chief in the Strategic Initiatives Unit, Violent Crimes Against Children Section. He later moved to the Jacksonville Field Office in Florida, overseeing the Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City Resident Agencies. Mr. McMillion transferred to the Inspection Division at Headquarters in 2018. He was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Columbia Field Office in South Carolina, in charge of the National Security Branch, in 2019," the release says.