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Brian Turner Named Associate Director of FBI

Brian C. Turner, via FBI

By Steve Neavling

Brian C. Turner has been appointed to serve as the associate deputy director of the FBI, a position in which he will oversee all bureau personnel, budget, administration, infrastructure, compliance, insider threat, and diversity and inclusion programs.

Before the appointment, Turner was the executive assistant director of the bureau’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. 

Turner’s career with the FBI began in 2002 in the Philadelphia Field Office, where he investigated white-collar crimes and criminal enterprises and supported surveillance operations. 

He was deployed to Iraq in 2008 to support FBI operational priorities in the region. When he returned, he joined the Counterterrorism Division Fly Team. 

In 2012, Turner went to the Tucson Resident Agency of the Phoenix Field Office to supervise a criminal enterprise squad focused on violent crimes of Mexican drug cartels along the border. He later supervised the Tucson Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Turner became assistant special agent in charge of criminal and administrative programs in the Minneapolis Field Office in 2016. A year later, he became section chief in the International Operations Division at headquarters, where he oversaw the bureau’s legal attaché operations in Europe, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

In 2018, Turner was named special agent in charge of the New Haven Field Office in Connecticut. 

In 2020, he was promoted to assistant director of the Operational Technology Division at FBI headquarters. 

In 20201, he became executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch. 

Turner received a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army for about a decade. Turner earned a master’s degree from Long Island University.

Before joining the bureau, he taught at West Point. 

8 Former ATF Directors and Acting Leaders Endorse Biden’s Pick to Lead the Agency

Former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach

By Steve Neavling

Steven Dettelbach, President Biden’s pick to lead the ATF, has been endorsed by eight former directors and acting leaders as the U.S. Senate prepares to hold confirmation hearings on the nomination. 

The former leaders, who were previously appointed by Republican and Democratic administrations, made the endorsement in a letter obtained by USA Today.

The ATF has been without a permanent leader since ATF Director B. Todd Jones led the agency from 2011 to 2015. 

Jones was among the former directors who endorsed Dettelbach. 

“The single and most logical person to question and to hold accountable both on the policy front and the everyday execution of existing laws would be the Director of ATF,” the officials said. “Without a Director there is no one to hold accountable.”

Biden’s first pick to lead the ATF, David Chipman, couldn’t get enough votes in the Senate for confirmation last year. 

It’s too early to say whether Dettelbach will have an easier time getting confirmed. He was confirmed by the Senate to serve as attorney for the U.S. District Court in Northern Ohio, a position he held from 2009 to 2016. 

Chipman came under fire for his support of firearm restrictions, including a ban on assault weapons. He’s also a former adviser at the Giffords, a gun control group. 

Dettelbach has advocated for reinstating the assault weapons ban and universal background checks on firearms purchases.