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U.S. Marshals' Biographies

Martin J. Pane

Marshal Martin J. Pane

In October of 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Martin J. Pane as the United States Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. As Marshal, his responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities.

Matt Harris

Marshal Matt Harris

Marshal Harris serves as the United States Marshal for the District of Utah. He was appointed by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate on March 22, 2018. As the Marshal, Harris is responsible for overseeing all district operations (Salt Lake City and St. George) including Court Operations, Judicial Security, and the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Force (VFAST).

Michael C. McGowan

U.S. Marshal Michael McGowan

Michael C. McGowan was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the District of Delaware on October 30, 2015. Marshal McGowan is responsible for the management, administration, and direction of operations throughout the District of Delaware. His responsibilities as the Marshal include leading and directing a staff whose core missions include security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities.

Michael D. Baughman

Marshal Michael D. Baughman

Michael D. Baughman began his law enforcement career in 1990, as a Deputy United States Marshal in the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. In 1995, he transferred to the Western District of Pennsylvania. While there, he was promoted to the position of Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal in 2004, and directed the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force responsible for the apprehensions of violent offenders throughout western Pennsylvania.

Michael East

Marshal Michael East

Michael East serves as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina. As Marshal, his responsibilities encompass leading and directing operations, including security and protection of the United States Courts, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, execution of federal court orders and other law enforcement activities.

Michael S. Yeager

Marshal Michael S. Yeager

As the United States Marshal, Yeager leads U.S. Marshals Service activities for the Northern District of Georgia, including federal judiciary protection, federal fugitive apprehension, seized asset management, federal prisoner housing and transportation, and Witness Security Program operation. Marshal Yeager attended West Georgia College and Brenau College. He is a graduate of the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy and the Georgia Police Academy.

Michael T. Baylous

Marshal Michael T. Baylous

United States Marshal Michael T. Baylous began his law enforcement career as a Trooper within the West Virginia State Police. During his career with the West Virginia State Police, he served as a Field Trooper, an Investigator within the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Public Information Officer, and a Troop Logistical Officer.

In 2018, he retired from the West Virginia State Police, at the rank of Lieutenant, to accept the position of United States Marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Nick E. Proffitt

Marshal Nick E. Proffitt

Nick E. Proffitt was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia on April 28, 2019. As Marshal, he is responsible for all operations in the Eastern District of Virginia, which encompasses the portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia from Central Virginia to the Eastern Shore.

Norman Euell Arflack

Marshal Norman Arflack

Marshal Arflack has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in senior managerial positions in law enforcement, the United States Army and civilian occupations. Just prior to his appointment in the Marshal's Service, he served as the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, having been appointed to that position in April of 2016 by Governor Matthew G. Bevin. In recognition of his vast law enforcement experience gained during his 23 year career with the Kentucky State Police, Marshal Arflack was appointed Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by Governor Ernie Fletcher in 2003.

Owen M. Cypher

Marshal Owen M. Cypher

U.S. Marshal Owen M. Cypher began his career in law enforcement in 1995, when he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps to serve as a military police officer. While attending military police school, he was recruited and selected to serve as a guard for the Presidential Helicopter Squadron. U.S. Marshal Cypher served as a Marine-1 Security Officer under President Bill Clinton for 4 years. U.S. Marshal Cypher achieved the rank of Corporal and received the Presidential Service Badge for his service. He also received the Marine Corps' Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1999.

Peter C. Tobin

Marshal Peter C. Tobin

Peter C. Tobin took the oath of office on March 12th, 2014 to serve as the United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio. Tobin had been appointed by President Obama and has been reappointed by President Trump. Marshal Tobin has been in law enforcement for 45 years.

Peter J. Elliott

U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott

In March 2003, Peter J. Elliott was appointed by President George W. Bush as United States Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio after being unanimously confirmed by the Senate. He was subsequently retained by President Barack Obama in 2009 and by President Donald J. Trump in 2017. Marshal Elliott is the longest serving United States Marshal in the history of Ohio.