03.06.18

Senators Burr and Tillis Applaud Nomination of Gregory Forest to be U.S. Marshal for North Carolina’s Western District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis released the following statement regarding the nomination of Gregory Allyn Forest to be the United States Marshal for the Western District of North Carolina:

“Mr. Forest is an excellent choice for North Carolina’s Western District U.S. Marshal, having served in the same role under President George W. Bush,” said Senator Burr. “With nine years in the Charlotte Police Department and more than twenty years with the Western District of North Carolina in various law enforcement roles, he is well–prepared to serve the people of North Carolina.”

“I applaud the nomination of Gregory Forest to be the Western District Marshal in North Carolina,” said Senator Tillis. “I recommended Mr. Forest to President Trump because he has extensive law enforcement experience in Western North Carolina, including previously serving in the same role under President George W. Bush, and I look forward to supporting his nomination in the U.S. Senate.”

Background Information

Mr. Forest is currently the Deputy Director of International Trade Compliance for IOMAX, USA in Mooresville, North Carolina. Upon earning his Criminal Justice degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Greg served in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department until 1995. He then worked for the U.S. Probation Office in the Western District of North Carolina, eventually becoming a Senior Officer and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist. He was appointed in 2002 by President George W. Bush to serve as North Carolina’s Western District U.S. Marshal, serving for two years before returning to the U.S. Probation and Pretrial office. He was N.C.’s Western District Chief Probation Officer until his retirement three years ago.