November 17, 2017 11:00 AM
Bobby Christine is the new U.S attorney for the Southern District of Georgia after being confirmed unanimously by the Senate Wednesday evening.
Christine was serving as the Magistrate of Columbia County before being nominated to this position. Before that, he was a prosecutor in the Augusta District Attorney’s office. In 2012, Christine was appointed as a State Judge Advocate for the Georgia National Guard.
Having joined the National Guard at 17, he earned his commission as an officer two years later. He served on active duty in 2003 and 2004 in Iraq. Christine is a graduate of Georgia Military College, the University of Georgia, and Sanford University School of Law.
Senator Johnny Isakson hailed the news in a press release. “Bobby Christine has served our state and nation in countless ways, including in the U.S. military as Judge Advocate General in Iraq, and I look forward to his continued service as U.S. attorney,” said Isakson. “I applaud the Senate for its bipartisan unanimous confirmation of Bobby, and I am proud that he will be serving in this important role.”
Christine replaces Ed Tarver, who had been appointed by President Obama in 2009. Tarver was one of the 46 attorneys President Trump asked to resign when he took office.