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Ed Rodriguez

National Advisory Council Member

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Ed Rodriguez graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree. A member of Georgetown’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, he was commissioned in the Reserve of the U. S. Air Force and was a Distinguished Military Graduate.

Ed earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. During his senior year, as Head Teaching Quizmaster, he was responsible for the freshman legal research and writing program. After law school, Ed clerked for a year at the U.S. Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) in Washington and then served on active duty in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps with assignments in Michigan, Vietnam, and Washington. While on active duty, he successfully prosecuted an Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent for espionage.

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After separating from active duty, Ed associated with the Fairfax and Alexandria, Virginia, law firm of Boothe, Prichard & Dudley, which, through merger, ultimately became McGuireWoods, LLP. The law firm elected him to its partnership in 1979.  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) total 29 years. His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, four 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 and again in 2017, the Air Force JAG Corps recognized Ed with the Olan G. Waldrop, Jr., Unsung Hero Award.  Ed is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States and several other federal and military courts. His bar activities included 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.

Ed has served on numerous boards, and is currently support several non-profits.

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