Robert Allan Jones Named Special Agent in Charge of Indianapolis Division
|Washington, D.C. July 30, 2012|
Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Robert Allan Jones special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis Division. Mr. Jones most recently served as a section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Jones entered on duty as a special agent of the FBI in September 1996. He first reported to the Detroit Division’s Kalamazoo Resident Agency, where he investigated drug, violent crime, white-collar crime, and terrorism cases. While there, he was a member of the SWAT team and received a Director’s Award for the dismantlement of a domestic terrorist group planning to attack federal, state, and local authorities.
In 2002, Mr. Jones was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Osama bin Laden Unit of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. He provided oversight and guidance to multiple field offices conducting investigations into Sunni extremism matters. Mr. Jones was promoted to chief of the unit in 2003.
In 2004, Mr. Jones was promoted to supervisory senior resident agent in the Rochester Resident Agency of the Buffalo Division, supervising all criminal and cyber investigative programs.
In 2007, Mr. Jones was assigned to a classified, one-year tour in Balad, Iraq, with the United States Special Operations Command. The next year, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Cleveland Division, where he held responsibilities for the Intelligence and Counterintelligence programs.
In 2009, Mr. Jones reported to Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Legal Attaché. Upon his return to United States in 2011, he was promoted to section chief in the Counterintelligence Division.
Mr. Jones received a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and a master’s degree in social science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Affairs in 1996. Mr. Jones was an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the FBI.