Congratulations, Will Gunn! Well Deserved!


A recipient of the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Career Military Lawyer Award, Will A. Gunn is an attorney who represents military members and veterans in private practice in Northern Virginia. He retired from the Air Force in 2005, where he served as a Colonel in the Judge Advocate Generals (JAG) Corps. He is also a former White House Fellow. In 2003, Gunn was named the first-ever Chief Defense Counsel in the Department of Defense Office of Military Commissions. Gunn built a defense team and supervised all defense activities for detainees selected for trial before military commissions. His efforts earned respect and admiration for his principled leadership and commitment to ensuring that detainees received effective representation. A native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Gunn is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he was elected President of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the nation’s oldest student run legal services organization. He also has a Masters of Laws degree in Environmental Law from the George Washington University School of Law and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Gunn is active in the civic life of his community. He chairs the American Bar Association’s Commission on Youth at Risk and serves on the board of Christian Service Charities. In 2005 Gunn was named President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. He has been featured in The New Yorker magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Gunn has also received many awards and honors including the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau’s Outstanding Alumni Award.

Will is a member of the USAF Academy Way of Life Alumni Group Board of Directors
Join me in wishing our friend Will Gunn the very best.
Sincerely,

Richard P. Hall

President
USAF Academy Way of Life Alumni Group
www.usafaway.org


I've been working with Will for a few years now on USAFA WOL issues, and just have to say, I'm proud to be associated with such a quality individual!

Ok, so that's a little like planning the banquet for the off-site, and writing in your OPR that you alone saved the nation from utter planning chaos, but still...

(If that didn't make you laugh, this will...)

This is the perfect antidote to the "old" feeling I've had all week when I realized all my friends were in their forties, and I'm not far behind them. When did we even turn 25??? Yes, my friends are in their 40s. But my friends are also being considered for the President's staff. Whatever you think of our current President, that's COOL! Oh, wait, I guess I should say that's "the bomb." Oh, no, that one's old too. Hm. I don't even know what "the kids" are saying today!!!! I'd better go ask my niece.....

;-)