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Bradley A. Maxwell,. of Edwardsville, was recently confirmed to serve as United States marshal for the Southern District of Illinois.

usmarshalllogo“Through many years of service to Illinois, Bradley Maxwell has demonstrated strong qualifications to serve as United States Marshal. We expect him to serve with professionalism, responsibility, and a clear focus on the mission of the Marshals Service. We look forward to working with him in his new role,” said a joint statement from U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Illinois Democrasts.

Maxwell was a member of the Madison County Board prior to resigning his seat this past month.

In May, Durbin and Duckworth announced the formation of three screening committees to assist the Senators in evaluating candidates for vacant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Marshal, and federal judgeship positions in Illinois. The task of the screening committees is to review and vet candidates for the vacancies and advise the Senators regarding the candidates’ qualifications and fitness for the position.

Maxwell has been the St. Louis manager and chief of uniform security for the Boeing Co. He joined Boeing in 2011 after a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force. Maxwell began his career with the Air Force as a Quality Assurance Evaluator/Electro-Mechanical Minuteman Team Chief at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming.

In 2003, he graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and became a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. As a special agent, and later as superintendent/director of Operations for OSI at Scott Air Force Base, he was deployed twice to Iraq, where he conducted insurgent and fugitive apprehensions and prisoner transports. Before his retirement, he returned to the Scott AFB as the deputy chief of Counterintelligence from 2010 to 2011.

He holds two Associates of Applied Science degrees in criminal justice and electronic systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Park University.