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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Obama names U.S. marshal for south Alabama


President Obama named Charles Andrews as the U.S. marshal for the southern district of Alabama, according to a release from the White House. Andrews is the chief of the Highway Patrol Division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1977 with a degree in criminal justice, and he served as a correctional counselor for several years.
Andrews joined the Alabama Department of Public Safety in 1980 and worked his way through the ranks, beginning as a trooper and rising to the position of major, his current rank. During his time with the Alabama Department of Public Safety, he served as its director on an interim basis in 2002.
Obama named six other marshals on Wednesday.
"These dedicated public servants have shown an unwavering commitment to public service," Obama said. "I am pleased to nominate them to serve and protect the American people as U.S. Marshals."

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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