Volume 87 Issue 18 | pp. 38-39
Issue Date: May 4, 2009

FBI Laboratory Top Officials Include Chemists

Department: Government & Policy

At the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory, in Quantico, Va., two chemists have assumed leadership roles, filling positions of lab director and head of the Chemistry Unit.

How these chemists got to their positions differs: One came from outside the bureau, and the other rose through the FBI's ranks.

David C. (Chris) Hassell, director of the FBI Laboratory, did not climb the agency's hierarchy nor is he trained as a classical forensic scientist. . . .

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