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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as U.S. Marshals

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Robert “Bobby” Mathieson and Juan Mattos Jr. to serve as U.S. Marshals.  
“Throughout their careers, these dedicated law enforcement professionals have shown an unwavering commitment to public service,” said President Obama.  “I am honored to nominate them to serve the American people as U.S. Marshals.”
Robert “Bobby” Mathieson:  Nominee for United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia
Robert “Bobby” Mathieson began his law enforcement career with the Virginia Beach Police Department in 1975.  He retired in 2002 as a Master Police Officer to take a leadership position with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.  In 2008, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.  He currently serves as Director of Business Development for Virginia Beach-based Rileen Innovative Technologies.  
Juan Mattos Jr.:  Nominee for United States Marshal for the District of New Jersey
Juan Mattos Jr. began his law enforcement career with the New Jersey State Police as a Trooper in 1975.  He rose through the ranks over the next thirty years to become a Lt. Colonel, a position he held from 2002 until his retirement in 2010.  He currently serves as an Agent with the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office in Edison, New Jersey.  Mattos obtained his bachelor’s degree from Jersey City State College and holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Monmouth University.