The US Marshals Service Association was originally founded as “The Retired US Marshals Service Association on October 29, 1994. In 2006 the Association was re-named by majority membership vote to the “US Marshals Service Association”. While the Association always welcomed active duty USMS personnel the renaming of the Association made that clear to all active duty personnel.

It is comprised of three categories of members

Regular Members

Persons who have retired or left in good standing from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and current employees of the USMS.  Only regular members may vote on Association matters and hold an elected office with the Association.

associate Members

USMS fugitive task force officers who are augmenting USMS task forces as Special Deputy U.S. Marshals; USMS  contractors who provide armed judicial security and have been doing so for over one year.  The proposed member must be nominated by at least two members and voted in by voice vote of those attending our annual Association conference.  On a case by case basis, an association member may nominate a non-law enforcement person that has demonstrated a continued commitment to the USMS and/or USMSA.  That person must be nominated by at least two Association members and voted in by voice vote by those members in attendance at our annual USMSA conference.  The person must be in good standing and have no negative background issues that would bring disrepute to the Association.  The Associate member may attend and participate in USMSA conferences, conventions and activities.  Associate membership is $65.00 per year and may be adjusted as needed.  Associate members may not vote or hold an elected office with the Association.

honorary Members

Honorary membership is bestowed upon people who have been nominated by a member and have been approved by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the Regional Vice Presidents. The Association Constitution describes the intent of membership and satisfies the U.S. Internal Revenue regulations required for 501 (c) (4) status as a charitable organization.

We, the members of this association, are dedicated to preserving the Constitution of the United States, providing assistance to the United States Marshals Service whenever and wherever it is needed or requested, maintaining communication with the membership at large and fostering a commitment to assisting worthwhile charities throughout the country.

The Association meets once a year at a location conducive to the needs of the membership to conduct association business and to provide recreation for all. Check the "Latest convention news" page for info on the next convention site.