Alex Atwood was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Administrative Services on March 1, 2019 by Governor Brian P. Kemp. Mr. Atwood has an extensive and distinguished judicial, legislative, military and law enforcement career. Prior to joining DOAS, Mr. Atwood served as the Glynn County chief magistrate judge. He is a retired Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, former State Representative of House District 179 and former Special Agent who worked for multiple federal law enforcement agencies before retiring as Director of Legal Training for the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Over the years, Mr. Atwood has received numerous accolades for excellence in the legal profession and community service. He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, followed by a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Webster College and a Juris Doctorate in Law (Cum Laude) from Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law.