THE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN MARSHALL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Chief Justice John Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award is the Judge Advocate Foundation’s highest award.  The Foundation established the award commemorating Chief Justice Marshall to principally recognize achievements outside military service by an individual who once served as a judge advocate, left active-duty military service, and subsequently made great contributions and achievements outside the military legal system. 

2019 – Harry Pearce, USAFA Grad, USAF JA, Executive VP, GC, and Vice-Chairman of General Motors

2018 – MG (Ret.) Kenneth Gray, Retired U. S. Army DJAG and VP for Student Affairs at WVU

2017 – Ambassador Richard Verma (USAF)

2016 –  Judge Coral Wong Pietsch, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and BG, JA, USAR (Ret.)

2015 –  Professor Frederic I. Lederer, William & Mary School of Law(USA/USAR)

2014 –  Hon. Carl E. Stewart, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit (USA)

2013 –  No Award/No Dinner due to sequestration and construction of new AN Club

2012 – Dean Blake Morant, Wake Forest School of Law (USA)

2011 – John T. (“Til”) Hazel, Jr., Esq. (USA)

2010 – Patrick E. Higginbotham, Senior Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (USAF)

2009 – Royce C. Lamberth, Chief Judge, US District Court for the District of Columbia (USA)

2008 – William P. Greene, Jr., Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (USA)

2007 – Congressman Roger F. Wicker (USAF)

2006 – H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (USA)

2005 – Major General William K. Suter, USA (Ret.), Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States

2004 – Senator Lindsey O. Graham (USAF)

2003 – Anthony J. Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (USN)

2002 – H. Robert Mayer, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (USA)

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We’ve been asked to share the following opportunities with you:

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals is currently seeking to fill many vacant Veterans Law Judge positions. The duty location is negotiable after selection.

Veterans Law Judges occupy unique positions of trust. They are appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, subject to approval by the President.

Veterans Law Judges preside over formal, quasi-judicial hearings, adjudicate appeals, and issue written decisions. On behalf of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Law Judges decide all questions of law and fact necessary to a decision by the Secretary under a law that affects the provision of benefits and services by the Secretary to Veterans and their dependents and survivors.

Each judge is responsible for supervising and managing a team of 8-10 attorney-advisors assigned to assist them.

If interested, required qualifications and application procedures can be found at the following USAJOBS link:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/613946900

The application period ends on Friday, October 1, 2021.