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U.S. Marshal Nominees - 111th Congress

James Alfred Thompson:  Nominee for United States Marshal for the District of Utah

James Thompson began his law enforcement career within the U.S. Marshals Service in 1983 as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in Greensboro, North Carolina.   In 1987, he became an Inspector in the Witness Security Division of the U.S. Marshals Service in Nashville, Tennessee.  Before filling the position of Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal of Utah in 1995, Mr. Thompson served as an instructor at the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy in Glynco, Georgia for four years.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Memphis.  He is currently the Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of Utah. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice