THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO NOMINATE JOAQUIN L.G. SALAS AS UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF GUAM
President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate Joaquin L.G. Salas to be United States Marshal for the District of Guam.
Joaquin "JacK" L.G. Salas of Yona, Guam has been with the United States Marshal Service since 1988, and currently serves as the Senior Deputy and criminal investigator. In 1990, Mr. Salas became the first Deputy United States Marshal to be assigned on a permanent basis to the District of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. He served as administrator of the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation's Motor Vehicle Program from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Salas joined the Guam Police Department in 1974 and reached the rank of lieutenant prior to leaving the force in 1987. Mr. Salas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Guam, and is a graduate of George Washington High School, Mangilao, Guam.
United States Marshals are responsible for providing court security and ensuring the protection of federal judges as well as handling the execution of federal court orders and the seizure, management and disposition of assets obtained by government forfeiture actions. In addition, United States Marshals administer the witness security and protection program, take custody of persons detained before trial and investigate and pursue escaped prisoners and persons who violate the conditions of their bail, probation and parole.