Jerald D. Stubbs

Jerald D. Stubbs

Title: Brigadier General (Retired)
Company: United States Air Force
Location: Merritt Island, Florida, United States

Jerald D. Stubbs, retired Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military legal services.

After more than 30 years of distinguished service as a United States Air Force Brigadier General, Mr. Stubbs celebrates his retirement and continued community service. The son of an Air Force Judge Advocate, Mr. Stubbs had dedicated himself to pursuing a legal career by the time he entered high school. Mr. Stubbs earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Georgia before being accepted at Harvard Law School, which awarded him his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1970. His early Air Force career included assignments as a judge advocate at Hanscom Air Force Base and Elmendorf Air Force Base, moving on to become Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base in 1978.

Mr. Stubbs continued his rise, serving on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s Air Force Trial Team and as Staff Judge Advocate for the 51st Tactical Fighter Wing in South Korea.  His next assignments included the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Wright-Patterson AFB, and Staff Judge Advocate at Robins Air Force Base, Staff Judge Advocate for the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, and Commander of the Air Force Legal Services Agency.  Promoted to Brigadier General, Mr. Stubbs’ last assignment was as the Staff Judge Advocate at the Air Force Materiel Command.

Following retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Stubbs joined the legal office at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in 2003.  In 2005, he was appointed in a career-defining role as Chief Attorney for the Kennedy Space Center. With the aid of his legal footwork, NASA was able to establish a partnership with companies in the civilian space sector to open up one of the launch pads at Kennedy Space Center for commercial use by 2010. Mr. Stubbs has previously been included in Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in America and honored with awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Legion of Merit,  Achievement Award with an oak leaf cluster, and was been named an Outstanding Attorney by the United States Air Force in 1994. In his retirement, he continues to donate his time as Committee Chair for Boy Scouts of America Troop 701, Brevard Sharing Center, and to provide pro bono work for the Brevard County Legal Aid Society.

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