Episode 086: Kevin Miles – Master Bomb Technician, Khobar Towers Attack

Retired agent Kevin Miles served nearly 23 years with the FBI. As the FBI’s first officially assigned full-time Special Agent bomb technician (SABT), he spent more than 17 years acquiring extensive experience in the field of improvised explosive devices and post-blast investigations. In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Kevin Miles reviews the duties of a post-blast bomb technician processing and investigating explosive crime scenes, the bombing of Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia in 1996, and the Maldives Al-Qaeda bombing in 2007. Kevin Miles is a past Executive Director of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. He has travelled to 65 countries and 48 states, including multiple deployments to high threat areas such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, and has taught more than 9,000 students from all over the world on the intricacies involved with bombing investigations. In 2010, he was named as an FBI Master Special Agent Bomb Technician. He has published numerous articles and research papers on the topics above and has received numerous awards for his service to the first responder community. Currently, he is a lecturer at Eastern Kentucky University’s School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management.

Special Agent (Retired)

Kevin Miles

9/9/1990 – 1/30/2013









The following are links to additional information regarding the FBI’s post-blast bomb technician training programs:

FBI Website – Hazardous Devices School: FBI Takes Lead Role in Training Nation’s Public Safety Bomb Technicians

FBI Website – FBI Bomb Tech Training (Video)

FBIDOTGOV YouTube Video – FBI Post-Blast Investigation Training

FBI Website – Bomb Technicians:  An Equitable Partnership Between the FBI and Navy

YouTube Video – Maldive Bomb – Culprits Exposed (CCTV footage)

Kevin Miles leading blast investigation training at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in October 2011. Read article and view more photos here.











Photo of bombing crime scene from recent Daily Mail article about the Khobar Towers attack.















Jerri Williams

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for free subscription on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps. Her nonfiction book FBI Myths and Misconceptions: A Manual for Armchair Detectives and her FBI corruption squad police procedural series featuring Special Agent Kari Wheeler are available wherever books are sold.


  1. Wally BarnetteJanuary 16, 2018

    Love listening to your various podcast, really enjoyed
    The one with Kevin Miles , Bomb expert , teacher, and field agent, and now teaching a course at college
    Love your book PAY TO PLAY .
    Jerri William keep up the great work interviewing retired FBI agents , it keeps us all entertained.

    1. Jerri WilliamsJanuary 16, 2018

      Yep, Kevin is the real deal. And, thanks for listening and reading!


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