F. Andrew Turley, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy General Counsel, Fiscal, Ethics and Administrative Law, for the Department of the Air Force. In this position, Mr. Turley leads a dynamic team of highly talented lawyers and staff that handles a wide variety of ethics, fiscal law, personnel issues, Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act cases, and legislative and general administrative law matters.
Mr. Turley’s experience with the Air Force spans more than 27 years. First commissioned in 1985, he has served in a wide variety of active duty, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard judge advocate positions at the wing, major command and Air Staff levels, culminating in his appointment as the Ninth Air National Guard Assistant to The Judge Advocate General. He retired as a major general from the Air Force Reserve in June 2012.
Mr. Turley’s distinguished record of service as a federal civilian began with the Air Force as Deputy Director, later Director, of the Air Force Peace Shield Litigation Team, where he was detailed to the Department of Justice to handle the largest government contracts lawsuit filed against the Air Force. He moved on to the Federal Election Commision as Chief, Enforcement Docket, focusing on campaign finance investigations, and later joined the IRS Office of Chief Counsel as Director, Planning and Management. In 2002, he began a four year active duty tour at the Pentagon as the Air Reserve Component Adviser to the Judge Advocate General, managing a program of more than 1,400 Guard and Reserve judge advocates and paralegals. After returning briefly to the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in 2006, he accepted a position as Deputy General Counsel, later Acting General Counsel, for the Office of Administration in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. In 2008, he became the first General Counsel for the Joint IED Defeat Organization at the Department of Defense, serving for nearly six years before moving to his current position.
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Juris Doctor, cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass.
Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
Air War College, by correspondence
U.S. Army Civil Affairs Staff Officer Course, by correspondence
1. January 1985 - September 1986, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 323rd Flying Training Wing, Mather AFB, Calif.
2. October 1986 - October 1987, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 487th Tactical Missile Wing, Comiso Air Station, Italy
3. October 1987 - December 1987, Deputy Director, Civil Law, Headquarters Military Airlift Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. January 1988 - March 1988, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 375th Airlift Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
5. March 1988 - June 1989, Area Defense Counsel, Scott AFB, Ill.
6. July 1989 - November 1989, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, 66th Air Base Wing, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
7. November 1989 - September 1994, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate; later, Staff Judge Advocate, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass.
8. September 1994 - July 1995, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, General Litigation Division, Directorate of Civil Law and Litigation, Air Force Legal Services Agency, Washington, D.C.
9. August 1995 - August 1997, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, International and Operations Law Division, Office of The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. September 1997 - April 2002, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, later Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters Massachusetts Air National Guard, Milford, Mass.
11. April 2002 - December 2002, Judge Advocate Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. December 2002 - September 2006, Air Reserve Component Advisor to The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. March 2006 - June 2009, Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Staff Judge Advocate, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
14. July 2009 - June 2012, Ninth Air National Guard Assistant to The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
1. August 1989 - February 1992, Trial Attorney, Marcotte Law Firm, Lowell, Mass.
2. February 1992 - October 1996, Managing Attorney; later, Deputy Director; later, Director, Air Force Peace Shield Litigation Team, Hanscom AFB, Mass., and Washington, D.C.
3. October 1996 - October 1999, Chief, Enforcement Docket, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C.
4. October 1999 - December 2002; September 2006 - June 2007, Director, Planning and Management Division; later Assistant to the Associate Chief Counsel (Finance and Management), Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
5. June 2007 - November 2008, Deputy General Counsel, later General Counsel (Acting), Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, the White House, Washington, D.C.
6. November 2008 - October 2014, General Counsel, Joint IED Defeat Organization, Department of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. October 2014 - present, Deputy General Counsel, Fiscal, Ethics and Administrative Law, Office of General Counsel, Department of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device
(Current as of December 2014)