Hon. Joe R. Reeder

(Non-alumnus, appointed July 2014)

Joe R. Reader's distinguished career as an attorney, whose clients have included countries, international corporations and law firms throughout the country, was highlighted with four years of public service as the 14th Under Secretary of the Army.  In this number two post, he served essentially as the Army's COO, with specific responsibilities for long range planning, material requirements, readiness, acquisition reform, international affairs, with specific focus on NATO, Panama and Latin America.  He also served for three years as Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission's Board of Directors where he oversaw a massive, multibillion dollar infrastructure program.  Joe also oversaw military support to local, state and federal agencies related to civilian law enforcement, civil disturbance, disaster relief, and emergency planning as Army Undersecretary.  Joe also served on the five-member DOD Base Realignment Closure (BRAC) Council.

Education

  • LLM - Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
  • J.D. - The University of Texas School of Law, 1975
    • Chairman, Legal Research Board
    • Editor, International Law Journal