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Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr.
Brigadier General, USAFR, Retired
Ed Rodriguez graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree. A member of Georgetown's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), he was commissioned in the Reserve of the United States Air Force and was a Distinguished Military Graduate.
In 1969, Ed received a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Texas at Austin
School of Law. After law school, he clerked for a year at the U.S. Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) in Washington, DC, and then served on active duty in the Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, until 1974, with assignments in Michigan, Vietnam and Washington. While on active duty, he successfully prosecuted an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent for espionage.
After separating from active duty, Ed associated with the Fairfax, Virginia, law firm of Boothe, Prichard & Dudley, which, through merger, ultimately became McGuireWoods, LLP. The law firm elected him to its partnership in 1979. While with the law firm, Ed maintained a litigation practice handling corporate and commercial cases.
In addition to his civilian career, after separating from active duty, Ed remained in the
Air Force Reserve, retiring in 1999 in the grade of brigadier general. His Air Force service (active duty and active reserve) totaled 29 years. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, Air Force Commendation Medal, two Air Force Achievement Medals, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. In 2005, the Air Force JAG Corps awarded him with its Special Service Award and, in 2008, the JAG Corps recognized Ed with the Olan G. Waldrop, Jr., Unsung Hero Award.
In 1996, Ed left private practice to become Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Mitretek Systems, Inc. (now Noblis, Inc.), in McLean, Virginia. The company is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt research institution that works with federal, state, and local governments, other non-profit organizations and other entities on technology-based research and development programs in the public interest.
After five years with Mitretek Systems, he started his own practice concentrating on general corporate matters, limited liability companies, nonprofit corporations, tax-exempt organizations, government contracts and pro bono federal and state legislative efforts. Ed has experience handling significant personnel matters involving general officers.
Ed currently serves on the boards of the The Air Force Judge Advocate General's School Foundation (current Foundation President), the Judge Advocates Association (current Association Treasurer) and the Judge Advocates Foundation (current Vice President). He is a past president of the Judge Advocates Association. General Rodriguez participates in the Flag and General Officers' Network as its corporate secretary. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Falcons Landing, the Air Force retirement community, and National Louis University's Veterans Advisory Council. Ed is "President for Life" of the Air Force JAG Vietnam Veterans Bar Association. He is pro bono counsel to the District of Columbia and Virginia Associations of Naturopathic Physicians. In 2009, Ed received the Judge Advocates Association's Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Life Service Award.
Previously, Ed served on the boards of the Fairfax Legal Aid Society; Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and Foundation; National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation; the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association of the Corporate Counsel Association of America; the Omicron Delta Kappa Society (the national collegiate honor society) and Foundation; and the North-American Interfraternity Conference. A past National President of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, he has received his fraternity's highest awards. From Omicron Delta Kappa, Ed has received its Meritorious Service Award (2003) and the Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award (2008).
Ed is a member of the Virginia State Bar and of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and several other federal and military courts. His bar activities include being a member of the American Bar Association Special Committee for a Study of Legal Education and the Virginia State Bar Task Force on the Admission of Corporate Counsel.
Rear Admiral [Ret.]
ARMY Board Member &
ARMY Vice Chairman
Board Member: NAVY
Brigadier General [Ret.]
Board Member: USAF
Board Member: USCG
Board Member At Large
Treasurer & Board Member