Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Department of the Army

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Mr. Rob Park has been with the Office of the Army General Counsel since March 27, 2014, when he was designated as the Acting Principal Deputy General Counsel and Senior Official. In that capacity, he performed the duties of the General Counsel. On July 19, 2015, he was officially appointed as the Principal Deputy General Counsel, and served as the Acting General Counsel from July to December 2015.

After graduating with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a comment editor of the law review, Mr. Park served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Colloton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He subsequently joined Williams & Connolly LLP, a law firm in Washington, DC, where he specialized in complex litigation.

Mr. Park came to the Department of Defense in 2010 to serve as Special Counsel in the DoD Office of the General Counsel. From August 2012 to March 2014, he served as Acting Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel) of the Department of Defense. In that role, he oversaw and coordinated litigation matters within DoD and with the Department of Justice, and provided legal advice on legislative matters, constitutional questions, Congressional requests for information, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act matters, and a variety of other matters of special concern to the DoD General Counsel.

Mr. Park grew up in Athens, GA, and is a graduate of Grinnell College. He currently lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Anna and two children, Henry and Julia.