Meet Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s
MARLENE

Careers - Marlene’s Story
 Devoted Public Servant
Marlene’s Story
Devoted Public Servant
While teaching high school, a family emergency turned Marlene’s life upside-down. She knew she wanted to continue to serve her community and decided to join the FBI as a Special Agent. She's since had the opportunity to travel the world and work with the FBI’s international law enforcement partners to help keep the global community safe. Now she's finishing her career where she started it—at the FBI Academy.
Careers - What Marlene Does
 Supervisor, Basic Field Training Course
What Marlene Does
Supervisor, Basic Field Training Course
Marlene’s primary objective as a supervisor is to cultivate professional development. She tries to lead by example in demonstrating toughness yet kindness and competence yet humility. Marlene sets the example from day one of training by introducing herself to incoming agents and clearly establishing her expectations.
 
 
“The Director’s leadership philosophy—leading with toughness yet kindness and competence yet humility—is important, because we want to cultivate a generation of leaders, not managers.”
 
“The Director’s leadership philosophy—leading with toughness yet kindness and competence yet humility—is important, because we want to cultivate a generation of leaders, not managers.”
 
 
“When you report to the FBI Academy, come with a spirit of humility and be ready to work hard. I can teach you how to conduct a federal investigation. I can teach you the skills needed to put bad guys in jail. I can’t teach you core values—rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States, integrity, fairness, compassion, uncompromising personal and professional integrity, accountability, leadership, and regard for diversity.”
 
“When you report to the FBI Academy, come with a spirit of humility and be ready to work hard. I can teach you how to conduct a federal investigation. I can teach you the skills needed to put bad guys in jail. I can’t teach you core values—rigorous obedience to the Constitution of the United States, integrity, fairness, compassion, uncompromising personal and professional integrity, accountability, leadership, and regard for diversity.”