Bryan Schroder is a 1981 graduate of the US. Coast Guard Academy, and a 1991 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to becoming the Acting U.S. Attorney, Mr. Schroder served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division.
Schroder joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Alaska in 2005 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He prosecuted a wide variety of cases including drug distribution, gun crimes, fraud, tax evasion, environmental crimes, and fisheries & wildlife offenses. His significant trials included:
U.S. v. Wells: a double homicide at Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak;
U.S. v. Brandner: a multi-million dollar wire fraud and tax evasion case, and:
U.S. v. Avery: the largest wire fraud and money laundering conviction in Alaska federal court.
He also served in the Criminal Division as an Anti-terrorism prosecutor, and is the District Ethics Advisor.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Schroder served 24 years in the U.S. Coast Guard and is a retired Captain. In the Coast Guard, he served as Deck Watch Officer and Combat Information Center Officer on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell in Seattle, Washington; Criminal Investigator for the Southwest Region Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in San Diego, CA; Principal Assistant District Legal Officer for the 17th Coast Guard District Legal Office in Juneau, AK; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney Office in Anchorage, Alaska; Principal Assistant District Legal Office for the 7th Coast Guard District Legal Office in Miami, Florida (during this time, he also served as a Collateral Duty Special Court Martial Judge for the Coast Guard); Political Adviser for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, CO; and Staff Judge Advocate for the 7th Coast Guard District in Miami, Florida.
Mr. Schroder is an Eagle Scout (with Bronze Palm).