THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (McAllen, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 9, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DONNIE R. MARSHALL AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DRUG
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Donnie R. Marshall as Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Mr. Donnie R. Marshall, of Washington D.C., has served with the Drug Enforcement Agency for thirty years, serving as Deputy Administrator since 1998 and as Acting Administrator since July 1999. From 1996-1998 Mr. Marshall served as the Chief of Operations, with responsibility for overseeing the daily management of the agency. In this capacity he directed international investigations which have resulted in the arrest of five important figures in major Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. From 1995-1996, he was the Chief of Domestic Operations and chaired the agency's Sensitive Activities Review Committee that is responsible for approving operations which have the potential to be controversial or high-risk. Mr. Marshall oversaw DEA's air operations from 1986-1995 as the Special Agent in Charge of the Aviation Division, and from 1984-1986, served as assistant special Agent in Charge of DEA's Dallas Division. Mr. Marshall has served as a Senior Inspector in the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, as the Resident Agent in Charge in Austin, and as a Special Agent in Dallas and Houston.
Mr. Marshall received a B.S. degree from Stephen F. Austin State University.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) at the Department of Justice is the lead Federal Agency in enforcing narcotics and controlled substances laws. The DEA investigates major narcotic violators who operate at interstate and international levels, manages a national narcotics intelligence system, seizes assets derived from drug trafficking, and coordinates operations with federal, state, and local enforcement authorities and counterpart agencies abroad.