During Wednesday's press conference on his new executive actions focused on curbing gun violence, President Obama announced that he will nominate B. Todd Jones as permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Jones currently serves as the interim director of the agency; he was installed in September 2011. He is also employed in another high-level position: the U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota. And, according to his official biography on the ATF's website, Jones served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps and saw combat in the Gulf War.
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