Principal Deputy General Counsel
Mr. Rob Park has served as the Acting General Counsel since July 19, 2015, when he was appointed
as the Principal Deputy General Counsel and Senior Official. Mr. Park has been with the Office
of the Army General Counsel since March 27, 2014, while serving as the Acting Principal Deputy
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. In 2012, he was designated Acting Deputy General
Counsel (Legal Counsel). 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.