Salvador Dominguez ’82 was recently appointed as First Assistant U.S. Attorney by Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio.

Dominguez’s position is the number two position in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office, according to a news release. His appointment was effective February 11.

Dominguez has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1989, serving in a number of roles throughout his tenure. He served as the District’s First Assistant and Criminal Chief from July 1997 through February 2001 and as Interim United States Attorney in 2001. Prior to that, he served in the Criminal Division as the Project Safe Neighborhood/Violent Crimes Coordinator.

A U.S. Navy Veteran, Captain Dominguez retired from the Navy in 2017 following 32 years of combined active-duty and service in the Navy’s Reserve component, which included three separate Commanding Officer tours and service as both a trial judge and a term on the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.

Dominguez is a graduate of Wabash College and received his law degree from Indiana University. While at Wabash, he majored in political science, was an independent, and a member of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies and Student Senate.