June 19, 2018

Robert Allan Jones Named Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office

FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Robert Allan Jones as special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office. Mr. Jones most recently served as the assistant director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.

Mr. Jones entered on duty with the FBI in 1996 and was first assigned to the Detroit Field Office, Kalamazoo Resident Agency, where he investigated drug, violent crime, while-collar crime, and terrorism cases. While there, Mr. Jones 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 Usama Bin Laden Unit of the Counterterrorism Division. He was promoted to chief of the unit in 2003.

In 2004, Mr. Jones was selected to serve as supervisory senior resident agent in the Buffalo Field Office, Rochester Resident Agency. In 2007, he served a one-year tour in Iraq as the senior FBI liaison to the Joint Special Operations Command. In 2008, Mr. Jones was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Cleveland Field Office, where he supervised all intelligence and counterintelligence programs.

In 2009, Mr. Jones was named as legal attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2011, he returned to FBI Headquarters as a section chief in the Counterintelligence Division. In 2012, Mr. Jones was promoted to special agent in charge of the Indianapolis Field Office. In 2014, he returned again to FBI Headquarters as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division. 

Mr. Jones is from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He received a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in social science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Public Affairs. Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Jones served as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer.