Retired March 1, 2000.
Major General Andrew M. Egeland Jr. is deputy judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He assists the judge advocate general in managing 1,330 judge advocates, 250 civilian attorneys, 894 enlisted paralegals, and 720 other civilian employees assigned worldwide. In addition to overseeing a vast array of military justice, international and operational law, and civil law functions, including litigation affecting Air Force interests, the general provides legal advice to the Air Staff and commanders at all levels.
The general received his commission in 1965 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Virginia. He attained his juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in February 1968 and entered active duty in October 1968. He has served as staff judge advocate for 8th Air Force and three base-level legal offices. His major command experience includes tours as deputy staff judge advocate for Strategic Air Command and director of civil law for U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The general's Washington area assignments have included a variety of key positions, including director of civil law and litigation for the Air Force Legal Services Agency.
1965 Bachelor of arts degree in chemistry, University of Virginia
1968 Juris doctorate degree, University of Virginia School of Law
1976 Squadron Officer School
1978 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1982 Air War College, by seminar
1984 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. October 1968 - August 1972, chief of civil law and military affairs and staff judge advocate, 4756th Combat Support Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
2. August 1972 - February 1975, staff judge advocate, 317th Combat Support Group, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
3. February 1975 - August 1977, chief of civil law, The Judge Advocate General's School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
4. August 1977 - July 1978, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
5. July 1978 - August 1979, staff judge advocate, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
6. August 1979 - July 1983, chief of administrative branch and personnel law branch, general law division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. July 1983 - June 1984, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
8. June 1984 - June 1986, director of civil law, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
9. June 1986 - June 1988, deputy staff judge advocate, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
10. June 1988 - August 1991, staff judge advocate, Headquarters 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
11. August 1991 - October 1993, director of civil law and litigation, Air Force Legal Services Agency, Va.
12. October 1993 - present, deputy judge advocate general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
Published articles: "The Legal Limitation on the Use of Military Forces Under the War Powers Resolution," Air Force Law Review, 1985; "The War Powers Resolution: Balance of War Powers in the Eighties," National War College Strategic Study, National Defense University Press, 1985; "Presidential Functions," The Reporter, October 1981; and "Developments in Airman Administrative Separations," Air Force Law Review, 1977
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jun 5, 1965
First Lieutenant Jun 5, 1968
Captain Oct 15, 1968
Major Sep 1, 1976
Lieutenant Colonel Mar 1, 1981
Colonel Mar 1, 1986
Brigadier General Aug 2, 1993
Major General Feb 12, 1996