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Bryan Schroder Sworn In as United States Attorney for the District of Alaska

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska
Mr. Schroder was also Appointed to Serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

Anchorage, Alaska – Bryan Schroder has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska.  Mr. Schroder was nominated by President Donald Trump on July 21, 2017, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 9, 2017.  Today, he took the oath of office from Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess.


“I’m honored to have been selected as U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska,” said Mr. Schroder.  “Every day, the staff of the U.S. Attorney’s Office works diligently to protect the people of this state, and the resources of the United States.  I am proud to have been their colleague for the past 12 years, and am excited to continue working with them as we move forward.  I also look forward to continuing the essential working relationships with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.  Finally, I want to thank my family and friends.  I would not be here today without their support.”


As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Schroder is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the State of Alaska.  He oversees a staff of 49 employees, including 24 attorneys and 25 non-attorney support personnel.  The office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, public corruption, child exploitation, firearms, and narcotics.  The office also defends the United States in civil cases and collects debts owed to the United States.


Mr. Schroder is also one of the nine U.S. Attorneys recently selected by Attorney General Sessions as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).  AGAC represents the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys.


Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Mr. Schroder served as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, and previously served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division.  Mr. Schroder has served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for more than 12 years, prosecuting a variety of cases including violent crimes, drug distribution, gun crimes, fraud, tax evasion, environmental crimes, and fisheries and wildlife offenses.  Mr. Schroder is a retired Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard, having served for 24 years.  Mr. Schroder graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1981 and the University of Washington School of Law in 1991.

Updated November 21, 2017

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