F. Andrew Turley ’84
Major General, USAFR (ret), General Counsel, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Department of Defense
F. Andrew Turley is the General Counsel for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), Department of Defense, Washington, D.C. He also served for more than 27 years with the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard, culminating in his last assignment as the Ninth Air National Guard Assistant to The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force.
Major General Turley began his legal and military careers in 1985 as an active duty Air Force judge advocate with assignments in California, Italy and Illinois. After a short stint in private practice, he entered public service as a civilian attorney in 1992 and has worked for the Department of the Air Force (detailed to the Department of Justice), Federal Election Commission, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and the Office of Administration in the Executive Office of The President at the White House before assuming his current duties in 2008.
Major General Turley’s service in uniform has included assignments with the Air National Guard at the wing, state headquarters, major command and Pentagon levels, as well as active duty and reserve assignments at the Pentagon. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School at Maxwell AFB, AL for more than 20 years. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2012.
Major General Turley received his BA in political science summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts – Boston in 1980 and JD cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1984.