THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN W. MARSHALL AS DIRECTOR OF THE U.S.
MARSHALS SERVICE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate John W. Marshall to serve as Director of the United States Marshals Service at the Department of Justice.
Mr. John W. Marshall, of Woodbridge, Virginia, has served as the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia since 1994. He serves as chairman of the U.S. Marshals Service's Leadership Council, and a member of its Asset Forfeiture Leadership Council. He previously was chairman of the Director's Awards Committee and a member of the Director's U.S. Marshals Advisory Committee. He was an on-site commander for the Service's deployment of 150 operational personnel to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Marilyn. From 1980-1994, he served with the Virginia State Police as a trooper, special agent and sergeant. He served in the divisions of the Uniform Patrol, the Training Academy, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Administration Headquarters.
Mr. Marshall received a B.A. degree from Georgetown University and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in administration of justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.
The United States Marshals Service is the nation's oldest law enforcement agency, having served as a vital link between the executive and judicial branches of the government since 1789. The Marshals in the 94 federal judicial districts are responsible for providing support and protection of federal courts, apprehending federal fugitives, maintaining custody of and transporting federal prisoners, and seizing and selling property forfeited to the government by drug traffickers and other criminals. The Service also administers the Federal Witness Protection Program.