John C. Cruden was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 2014, as the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Before becoming AAG, Mr. Cruden served as president of the Environmental Law Institute, a nationally recognized bipartisan organization, and prior to that was the career deputy assistant attorney general for ENRD from 1995 to 2011 and chief of the Environmental Enforcement Section from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Cruden has a long history of public service at the Department of Justice and in the military, including serving as the chief legislative counsel of the Army and as a military prosecutor, and has received the Presidential Rank Award from three different presidents, among numerous other military and civilian awards.
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