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J. Buford Boone III

J. Buford Boone III was a Special Agent for the FBI from July, 1988 to August, 2012. He worked general criminal matters until he was appointed as a Supervisory Special Agent, Firearms Instructor, at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., in 1996.

On April 15th, 1997, he was named supervisor of the FBI Ballistic Research Facility (BRF). He maintained this position until his retirement on August 31, 2012.

At the BRF, Boone interacted with Law Enforcement at the Local, State and Federal levels, both in the United States and internationally.

The BRF possessed equipment which allowed for extensive testing of most aspects of ballistics and firearms. Testing conducted during Boone's supervision was used by police and government entities, both domestically and internationally, to make decisions on firearms and ammunition. Testing was also conducted to prove, or disprove, commonly held theories.

Boone has been a participant in a number of Government sponsored Integrated Product Teams researching ballistics, such as the Joint Services Wound Ballistics, lead free ammunition and protective armor.

He has participated in and hosted numerous live-fire demonstrations of terminal ballistics and has presented in the international community.

He was the 2008 recipient of the National Defense Industrial Association Joint Armaments Committee's Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock Award.

In retirement, Boone has formed a small consulting company, Boone Ballistics, LLC.