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Module 07: Equipment and Instrumentation

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Author: John H. Dillon, Jr.
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John Dillon earned a Bachelors degree from the United States Naval Academy and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. Commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 1964, he attained the rank of Captain of Marines. Appointed an FBI special agent in 1970, Mr. Dillon investigated diverse criminal violations, including organized crime, bank robberies, extortions, and kidnappings. In 1976, he received orders to the firearms/toolmarks unit of the FBI Laboratory for training as an examiner, where he evaluated evidence and provided on-site field support in domestic and international cases. He also designed and taught basic and management-level forensic courses at the FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia (1982-1988). In 1994, Mr. Dillon retired from the FBI as chief of the firearms/toolmarks unit. He currently provides consultant services in forensic firearms cases and develops and delivers firearms training.

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