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2012

James D. Polley '64

Years in BERLIN:
  1959 - 1963
 
Education:
  University of Tulsa College of Law, JD 1977
University of Southern California, MS, 1974
Virginia Military Institute, BA, 1968
U.S. Army War College
Armed Forces Staff College
Judge Advocate General's Graduate Course
Judge Advocate General's Basic Course
Infantry Officer Advanced Course
 
Military Service:
  Commissioned as Infantry 2 LT in 1968.
Served with 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam (69-79).
Served with 6th Infantry and 82nd Airborne Divisions in US.
Attended law school on Army sponsored program; branch transferred to Judge Advocate Generals Corps upon completion of law school.
As JAG served as Chief Criminal Law with the 8th Infantry Division, Germany; as the Deputy Legal Advisor, Dept. of the Army Inspector General; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, III Corps & Ft Hood; Staff Judge, Ft Sam Houston; Staff Judge Advocate, Combined Field Army, Korea; and Staff Judge Advocate, 5th US Army.
Retired as colonel in 1992.
 
I spend my day (job/position):
  First Retirement Job:
DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, NATIONAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION (1994 - 2008)
Planned, coordinated and implemented legislative, regulatory and advocacy priorities and strategies, under the general direction of association officers and executive committee, for a national non-profit legal educational association; coordinated and prepared testimony for association officers to testify before Congressional committees and agency or departmental administrative boards; established and maintained liaison with Congress and the Executive Branch to include Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Department of Justice, FBI, and Drug Enforcement Administration; advised on, and coordinated, amici brief to the Supreme Court in support of association issues.
Current Retirement Job:
ATTORNEY-ADVISOR, OFFICE OF MILITARY COMMISSIONS TRIAL JUDICIARY, DEFENSE LEGAL SERVICES AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Provide accurate legal and procedural advice and support to 10 military judges, in real world time, both in the US and at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to ensure fair criminal proceedings for terrorists accused of war crimes.
 
My Hobbies Include:
  Cooking
Travel
 
Sibling Brats:
  Anne Polley Reed
 
Partner:
  Jessica A. Polley
 
Dependents:
  CAPT Charles E. Polley, USAF