FBIAA G-Man Honors – Distinguished Service Honoree Award Announcement

It happened, and it was a magical evening! 

Bonus Episode: FBIAA G-Man Honors: Salute To FBI Heroes

Check out the above episode to listen to the audio from the event, watch a video of me giving my keynote speech and a special one about 9/11 illnesses, as well as to view a photo gallery of images from the event. 

Special Agent Brian O’Hare, President of the FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) officially announces that the G-Man Honors, A Salute to Heroes event will be held on November 18, 2021, in Washington, DC, and that I will be recognized as the FBIAA G-Man Honors – Distinguished Service Honoree for my continued support of the FBI Family through my podcast and books.

This is the best “because of my podcast” story, ever!

As the first agent to receive this award, I feel like I just won an Oscar, or Emmy, or a Pulitzer Prize, or any of the awards you can receive that acknowledge your creative work. This is not an acceptance speech. I’ll save that for November 18, in Washington DC, when I give my keynote address at the fundraising banquet, but I will use this space to share with you what I hope happens from this unbelievable national recognition from my peers.

As the FBIAA’s Distinguished Service Honoree for 2021 (I like how that sounds), I invite you to donate to the Memorial College Fund and the Membership Assistance Fund and provide financial support to the children and spouses of fallen Agents, and those struck by unforeseen tragedy. I hope you’ll give whatever you can afford to this worthy cause.

To donate visit the FBIAA’s Ways you can donate page or text FBIAA to 50155.










This year, we commemorate the 20th anniversary and pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The FBIAA Charities need your assistance more than ever. Currently, the FBIAA Memorial College Fund supports over 50 children, 20 of them children of Agents who passed due to the attacks.

I pledge to continue to showcase the work of the FBI by encouraging retired and former agents to share their stories.

I’m looking for case reviews, where we can have a conversation about an investigation you worked from the beginning allegation to the ending conviction and sentencing. I believe these case reviews, where agents candidly discuss the administrative struggles and personal sacrifices they made, are what show the public, better than anything else, who the FBI is and what the FBI does.

I also pledge to continue to use FBI Retired Case File Review as a recruiting tool.

My goal is to encourage listeners to apply for FBI jobs, especially the special agent position, and especially women and minorities. You’ve heard it many times, a law enforcement agency must reflect the community it serves and sadly, the FBI’s diversity numbers for agents are less than ideal. I include the “when and why did you join the FBI” section in every episode and a quick tally reveals that in most situations, the new agent was personally recruited by another agent who recognized that they were excellent candidates. This podcast is my way of reaching thousands of potential applicants and showing them this is a career like no other.

With 5 million downloads and 239 interviews in the backlist, I want to thank the FBIAA for recognizing with the distinguished service award my work on my true crime and history podcast, FBI Retired Case File Review. I’m excited to continue sharing with you the amazing case reviews and stories of my FBI colleagues.

For more information about my FBI career and my books, blog and podcast, check out the About Me page.

Thank you.

Jerri Williams

Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, jokes that she writes about the FBI to relive her glory days. After 26 years with the Bureau specializing in major economic fraud and corruption investigations, she calls on her professional encounters with scams and schemers to write police procedurals inspired by true crime FBI cases in her Philadelphia FBI Corruption Squad crime fiction series featuring flawed female FBI agent Kari Wheeler. Jerri’s FBI for Armchair Detectives nonfiction series enables readers to discover who the FBI is and what the FBI does by debunking misconceptions about the FBI in books, TV, and movies. Her books are available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks wherever books are sold. She’s also the host of FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast with more than 250 episodes available for free on all popular podcast apps.


  1. April HaleSeptember 6, 2021

    I am beyond proud of you. I love your show and you are delightful.

    1. Jerri WilliamsSeptember 7, 2021

      Thank you!

  2. Jan BurchfieldSeptember 2, 2021

    Congratulations Jerri! Proud of you.


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