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U.S. Marshal Nominees - 111th Congress

Western District of Virginia

Gerald S. Holt, to be U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia

Nominated by President Obama on February 4, 2010

Gerald Holt is the Sheriff of Roanoke County, Virginia, a position he has held since 1992. He is also the Chairman of the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority Board and is an advisor at the Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy. Holt previously served 14 years as a deputy sheriff in Roanoke County and was employed by the Walker Machine and Foundry Corporation for 15 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in criminal justice and psychology from Radford University in 1995, and an associate’s degree in the administration of justice, cum laude, from Virginia Western Community College in 1989. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice