Brig Gen Edward F. Rodriguez, Jr., USAF Ret.,  Secretary And General Counsel

Edward F. (“Ed”) Rodriguez, Jr., is a member of the Virginia Bar, a former McGuireWoods, LLP, partner and former general counsel of Mitretek Systems, Inc.  He served on active duty in the Air Force as a judge advocate for four years (1970 – 1974) and then for 25 years in the Air Force Reserve retiring in 1999 as a brigadier general.  Ed graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree.  As 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 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.