Interim Dean Maggs Promoted to Colonel in U.S. Army Reserve

Interim Dean and Professor of Law Gregory E. Maggs was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve on Friday, March 8, 2013, during an intimate ceremony on Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia. Dean Maggs is a Reserve Associate Appellate Judge assigned to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

The Presiding Officer, Major General Clyde J. Tate, II, promoted Dean Maggs in the warm company of his family, friends, and colleagues from both the Army and GW Law. During the ceremony, General Tate spoke highly of Dean Maggs’ 23-year career as a reservist in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, describing him as a “sterling representative for the Army and military JAG Corps.”

Supreme Court Justice and Professorial Lecturer in Law Clarence Thomas, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Randall Rader, JD ’78, and several other GW Law alumni and federal judges were on-site to celebrate the promotion. “It just shows that good people win sometimes,” Justice Thomas said of the promotion. “He leaves people with one overriding thought— ‘I want to be like you.’”