Scott W. Stucky
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Scott W. Stucky
Scott Stucky
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

December 20, 2006
George W. Bush
Charles Erdmann
Personal details
Born (1948-01-11) January 11, 1948 (age 71)
Hutchinson, Kansas, U.S.
Alma materWichita State University, B.A.
Harvard University, J.D.
Trinity University, M.A.
, LL.M.
Federal Executive Institute

Scott W. Stucky (born January 11, 1948) is Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.[1] His term began on 20 December 2006 and will expire on 31 July 2021.[2]


Stucky earned his bachelor's degree from Wichita State University where he received a commission as a second lieutenant, U.S. Air Force Reserve, through ROTC.[3] He earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1973.[3] In addition to his undergraduate and legal degrees, Stucky holds master's degrees in history from Trinity University and in international law from George Washington University Law School.[3]

Legal and Judicial Career

Stucky served as an Air Force judge advocate on active duty from 1973 to 1978. He was legislative counsel and principal legislative counsel to the Department of the Air Force from 1983 to 1996, where he worked on such legislation as the Goldwater-Nichols Act and legislative responses to the First Gulf War.[3] From 1996 to 2006, he served as general counsel and minority counsel to the Senate Committee on Armed Services. He was appointed to the Court by President George W. Bush on December 20, 2006. Stucky is a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserve, and was awarded the Legion of Merit for outstanding service upon his retirement.[4][5]


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  2. ^ "About the Court: Judges". United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Retrieved 2016.
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Legal offices
Preceded by
Susan Crawford


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