Office of Congressional Affairs
U.S. Marshal Nominees - 111th Congress
Southern District of Georgia
Steven James Smith, to be U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia
Nominated by President Obama on September 30, 2009
A 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department, Stephen James Smith currently works as a court security officer for a private security company. During his tenure with the Savannah Police Department, he rose to the rank of Captain, and from 1996 to 2002 he served as Commander of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team. From 2002 to 2005, he was Chief of Police for the town of Thunderbolt, Georgia, and from 2005 to 2007, was Chief of Police for the Memorial Health University Medical Center. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. He received a B.S. and an M. Sc. from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1975 and 1987, respectively, and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1990. Smith also received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995.