The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, with worldwide jurisdiction over U.S. military personnel, relies on the service of just five judges.
The latest appointee, chosen by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate, is retired Air Force Reserve Col. Scott Stucky ’70.
Before graduating summa cum laude from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in history, Stucky, a Senior Honor Man, served as president of the Student Government Association and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Through the ROTC program, he earned a commission as second lieutenant in the Air Force, then continued his education in law at Harvard, from which he graduated in 1973.
He served as an active-duty Air Force judge advocate through the mid-1970s; as a reservist he sat as an appellate military judge on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.
As Chief of the Legislative Branch at the Office of the Judge Advocate General, he functioned as the Air Force’s principal legislative counsel and statutory analyst.
Until his December 2006 swearing-in as appeals court judge (photo above with Judge Zoe Bush of the District of Columbia Superior Court administering the oath of office and his wife Jean and children, Mary-Clare and Joseph looking on), he held the position of Majority General Counsel for the Senate Committee on Armed Services.
The Stuckys live in Potomac, Md.