Director Donald Washington's Installation Ceremony
11 April 2019, WASHINGTON – Donald Washington was sworn in as the director of the U.S. Marshals Service today during a ceremonial installation service at U.S. Marshals headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein administered the oath of office.
Washington becomes the agency’s 11th director since the office was established in 1970.
President Donald Trump nominated Washington Oct. 2, 2018, to lead the U.S. Marshals. The U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination March 14.
A 1977 West Point graduate, Washington served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve until 1987. In 1989, he received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. After law school, Washington began his legal career as an attorney at Conoco Inc.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him U.S. Attorney for Western Louisiana, a 42parish federal jurisdiction that includes Lafayette, Shreveport, Alexandria, Monroe and Lake Charles. Washington served on several U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committees, as well as subcommittees on Civil Rights, Controlled Substances, and Native American Issues. Washington also served as the Chairman of the Southeastern U.S. Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. In 2010, he returned to private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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