May 11 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr released the following statement following the confirmation of Gregory Allyn Forest to be the United States Marshal for the Western District of North Carolina:
“I applaud the confirmation of Greg Forest to be the Western District Marshal in North Carolina,” said Senator Tillis. “Mr. Forest 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 him serving North Carolinians once again.”
“I’m pleased to see the Senate’s unanimous confirmation of such a well-qualified individual in Mr. Forest,” said Senator Burr. “His nearly three decades of law enforcement experience will undoubtedly benefit him as he serves and protects the people of Western North Carolina.”
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.