The actress who played FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on television's 'X Files' thanks women agents for their 40 years of service. Transcript: As an FBI special agent on TV I've solved strange and paranormal cases in short order. In reality it takes months and even years to solve complex crimes, including terrorism, espionage, and cyber hacking. But since women first earned their FBI special agent badge in 1972 they've caught thousands of criminals. Thank you for choosing this challenging career and for keeping us safe. Happy anniversary.