Lieutenant Colonel Jerry M. Kleber is currently serving as a Special Agent Bomb Technician (SABT) for the Federal Bureau of Investigations Philadelphia Division. He has served with the FBI since January 2005 and has worked Domestic Terrorist (DT) matters focusing on White Supremacy, Counter Intelligence (CI) focusing on Asia and the Middle East, and Violent Crimes with the Safe Streets Task Force. SABT Kleber is embedded with the Philadelphia Bomb Disposal Unit and is responsible for coordinating and partnering with the Bomb Disposal Units in the Philadelphia territory.
Prior to the FBI, SA Kleber served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman and continues to serve as a reservist. He began his first enlistment in 1990, serving as a member of the Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team (FAST) Company until 1994. During that time he participated in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield in Kuwait and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia where he served as a Close Quarter Battle team breacher and a Sniper Team Leader. He then served with 2nd Battalion 25th Marines until 1998 when he received his commission as an Infantry Officer and reported for duty with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines as a Platoon Commander and company Executive Officer until December 2001. He then served as the Operation Officer and Executive Officer for Recruiting Station New York until September of 2004. In January 2007 he became the Executive Officer of Bridge Company Bravo, 6th Engineer Battalion, until he assumed command in September of 2007. In May 2009 he deployed as the Company Commander to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), where his company was responsible for route clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the Al Anbar province until December of 2009. In January 2010 he redeployed as the team leader of an Embedded Partnership Team in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. During that time he was responsible for the training, mentoring, and partnering of an Afghan National Army battalion during combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom. He then served as the Executive Officer of 6th Engineer Support Battalion until August of 2012, while simultaneously completing Command and Staff College. In August of 2012 he took over as the Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 24th Marines and served in that capacity until January of 2015 when he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Kleber served as the Ground Operations Officer at Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM) as part of the G3/5/7 prior to being assigned to 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines.
He has a Bachelor degree Political Science with a focus on Foreign Relations from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and has graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He is married to the Jean L. Kleber and has three children, Gage, Rylan, and Skylar.