Jim Needles is currently a Forensic Intelligence Strategy Manager – North America for Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology. After 28 years of service, Jim recently retired from ATF. Jim began his ATF career as a street agent in Chicago. He was then assigned to the Office of Inspections before assignments as an ASAC in the New York, Phoenix and Chicago Field Division. Jim was also Chief, Firearms Operations Division, having national oversite of the NIBIN Branch, Firearms Trafficking Branch, Alcohol and Tobacco Diversion Branch and the Frontline Branch, which is ATF’s business model. Prior to joining ATF, Jim was a police officer in Greendale, Wisconsin and received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.