Bombing Prevention and Investigations Program Manager
Kevin G. Miles is a Lecturer at the Department of Fire Protection and Paramedicine Sciences, School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management, Eastern Kentucky University. He has extensive experience in the field of improvised explosive devices and post-blast investigations.
In 2013, Mr. Miles retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 23 years as a Special Agent Bomb Technician. For the past 3 years, he has been teaching pre-and post- blast investigation techniques as a government contractor to students from around the world.
He is a 1989 graduate of the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School in Hunstville, AL. At that time, he was a member of the Tulsa, OK Police Department Bomb Squad. In 1990, after eight years as a police officer, he joined the FBI. He served in the Gallup, NM, Buffalo, NY and Los Angeles, CA Field Offices. While in Los Angeles, he was named the FBI’s first officially assigned full-time bomb technician. He served in that capacity for more than 17 years.
As an FBI post blast investigator, Mr. Miles was part of the crime scene teams that processed the bombings at the World Trade Center in 1993, Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995, TWA Flight 800 in 1996, Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia in 1996, Maldives Al-Queda Bombing in 2007, and hundreds of others. He has taught over 9,000 students from all over the world on the intricacies involved with bombing investigations.
Mr. Miles is a past Executive Director of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. He is the founder and lead instructor for the FBI’s Large Vehicle Bomb Post Blast Investigation Class as well as the Combat Zone Post Blast Class. In this capacity he has travelled to 65 countries and 48 states. He has deployed to high threat areas such as Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and Pakistan (three times to the Federally Administered Tribal Area).
In 2000, Mr. Miles earned the title of FBI Master Police Instructor and in 2010 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 from the FBI, local law enforcement organizations and the United States military for his service to the first responder community.
Mr. Miles received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from The University of Tulsa in 1980. He received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University in 2015. He is married with two grown children.