THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NAMES U. S. MARSHAL FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
The President today announced the nomination of Adan Munoz, Jr. of Austin, Texas, to be the United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas.
Mr. Munoz is currently a Special Administrator in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas. Prior to his current position, Mr. Muoz was the Executive Director of Criminal Justice for the Governor's Office of Texas. Additionally, Mr. Munoz has over 25 years experience in law enforcement, holding various positions with the Kingsville Police Department, the Kleberg County Sheriff's Department and the District Attorney's Office. Mr. Munoz was elected Sheriff of Kleberg County in January of 1989, an office he held until May of 1994.
Mr. Munoz is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1969 to 1972. He is married to Armida Alaniz and they have three children: Albert, Andrea and Adan III.
The duties of the U.S. Marshal include: taking into custody persons detained before trial and transporting them between jail and the courthouse; providing court security and protection for federal judges; administration of witness security and protection programs; investigation and pursuit of escaped prisoners and persons who violate the conditions of their bail, probation and parole; execution of federal court orders; and seizure, management and disposition of assets obtained by the government forfeiture actions.