Saturday, March 21, 2015

ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation

ATF Director Appointee, B. Todd Jones
ATF Director, B. Todd Jones


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning. 

Jones was nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of ATF director on Jan. 24, 2013. On July 31, 2013, Jones became the first ATF director in history to receive Senate confirmation.
Prior to becoming ATF’s permanent Director, Jones served as the acting ATF Director starting Aug. 31, 2011. While serving as the acting director of ATF, Jones was also the U. S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, a post he held from Aug. 7, 2009, until his confirmation as ATF Director.

ATF Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon will serve as Acting Director after Jones departs. Brandon was appointed Deputy Director of ATF in October 2011. Brandon has more than 26 years of experience with ATF. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director, Brandon served as the special agent in charge of the Phoenix field division beginning in March 2011, and special agent in charge of the Detroit field division from January 2008 until his assignment to Phoenix.

1 comment:

  1. "The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — which often finds itself in the cross hairs of pro-gun conservatives — announced on Friday that he’s leaving the agency, and sources said he’s joining the National Football League."

    "Jones is joining the NFL at a troubled time for the league as it grapples with reports of domestic violence by players, pays out a massive settlement over player concussions and faces criticism over other health dangers to its players. It has also been rocked by cheating scandals, such as Deflategate in January.
    Sources said Jones was being named “investigative counsel” at the NFL."

    While I think that its great that Mr. Jones is able to find honest work, I don't know if bouncing from one set of scandals in the ATF to a different set of scandals in the NFL. I hope he at least takes a few days off between jobs to decompress a bit.