Robert O. Posey became Acting United States Attorney on Jan. 20, 2017. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a federal prosecutor and previously served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, where he supervised white collar crime prosecutions. For his work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney he received the Annual Award of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys (2002), The John Marshall Award for Trial of Litigation (2004), and The John Marshall Award for Support of Litigation (2006).Posey is an Alabama native and a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham. He is also a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer.