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Deputy Attorney General recognizes Deputy U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Eicher

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

WASHINGTON – Thomas J. Eicher, Deputy U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, was one of 162 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director James Crowell IV at the 34th Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington, D.C.

The District of New Jersey was one of 35 districts represented at a ceremony held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

In addressing the award recipients and guests, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said, “Today’s honorees earned the esteem of their colleagues. But most importantly, they earned the gratitude of our fellow citizens — the people whose communities you made safer, whose lives you improved, and whose trust you rewarded. Today, we pause to honor and recognize a small portion of your work.”

Deputy U.S. Attorney Eicher was recognized for his leadership, effectiveness, personal integrity, and dedication to public service over the course of his 30-year career with the Department. As Chief of the Criminal Division, his breadth of experience and knowledge permits him to effectively manage one of the largest criminal divisions in the country. He helped establish New Jersey’s first federal reentry and “pre-trial” courts. He successfully pushed for innovative data-driven violent crime strategies and plays an important leadership role in the Public Safety Partnership and Violent Enterprise Source Targeting initiatives, which are key components in the Department’s strategy to combat drug trafficking and violent crime. In addition to the substantial leadership and guidance he provides, Deputy U.S. Attorney Eicher contributed to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department through his leadership of the Criminal Chiefs Working Group and participation on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

“For three decades, the past 15 years of which have been spent in our office, Tom Eicher has represented the U.S. Attorney community with professionalism and distinction,” U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, District of New Jersey, said. “As Chief of our Criminal Division, he developed strategies aimed at protecting the public by focusing on the most violent criminals and directed the further development of the office’s highly-regarded white collar programs. Now, as Deputy U.S. Attorney, he oversees the important work of our Camden and Trenton offices while continuing to be a trusted and reliable part of our leadership team. I am gratified that he has now been recognized with the Justice Department’s prestigious Executive Achievement Award, and I could not be prouder of Tom and the way he has represented our office.”

EOUSA provides oversight, general executive assistance, and direction to the 94 United States Attorneys’ offices around the country. For more information on EOUSA and its mission, visit .


Updated June 15, 2018

Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 18-216