By Allan Lengel
Robert Allan Jones
Robert Allan Jones, who served on the Osama bin Laden unit, and eventually moved up to his latest post as FBI section chief in the Counterintelligence division at headquarters, has been named head of the FBI Indianpolis division.
Jones joined the FBI in September 1996 and was first assigned to the Kalamazoo, Mi. office.
In 2002, he was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Osama bin Laden Unit of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. He provided oversight and guidance into FBI probes in to Sunni extremism matters and was made unit chief the next year.
In 2004, he was promoted to supervisory senior resident agent in the Rochester Resident Agency of the Buffalo Division,and in 2007 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, and in 2009 was named the Legal Attaché in Afghanistan.
After returned to state side, he was promoted to section chief in the Counterintelligence Division.