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U.S. Marshal Nominees - 111th Congress

Southern District of West Virginia

John Foster: Nominee for U.S. Marshal, Southern District of West Virginia

John Foster is a Judicial Security Inspector with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) in the Southern District of West Virginia.  Since 2007, he has overseen the protection of federal judges, U.S. attorneys, federal public defenders, and other court personnel.   He joined the USMS in 1990 as a Deputy U.S. Marshal.  From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Foster was a trooper with the West Virginia State Police in Summersville, WV.   He is retired from the West Virginia Air National Guard, in which he served from 1980 to 2000.   Mr. Foster was awarded a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree from Glenville State College in 1991.   He has also earned an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from the Community College of the Air Force in 1989, and an Associate’s Degree in Political Science from Marshall University in 1986. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice