Auburn Engineering alumnus J. Britt Johnson, ’86 aviation management, has been appointed as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta division. Johnson previously served as deputy assistant director in the Criminal Investigative Division, managing investigations relating to violent, organized and border crimes.
Johnson began his career with the FBI in 1995 in San Diego, investigating violent crimes, gangs and drug trafficking. He has held a number of positions in the bureau including special agent bomb technician on the Joint Terrorism Task Force, special agent in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Unit within the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters, chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Countermeasures Unit managing counterterrorism response policy and program management for the FBI’s chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear counterterrorism programs. He has also served as assistant special agent in charge of intelligence, surveillance and aviation programs and assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters.