J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
- B.B.A., The University of Texas
Thomas Jeter is in solo law practice in Colorado Springs. He formerly was a Partner in the Denver Office of the national firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, serving as the Office Managing Partner for Denver for 4 years. He specializes in Government Contracts and Construction Law.
Mr. Jeter retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Brigadier General, ending his 27+ year military career with 3 years as the Staff Judge Advocate of Air Force Systems Command, overseeing source selection, contract administration, and disputes for all major Air Force weapons system programs. He supervised 130 attorneys at 19 sites supporting research, development, testing, and acquisition of all major Air Force systems.
Previously, he was Director of Civil Law for Hq USAF, and earlier, was Staff Judge Advocate of Tactical Air Command. He also was program counsel for specific systems: C-5B cargo aircraft, F-15 & F-16 fighters, NATO AWACS negotiations in Brussels, AMRAAM missile, B-1B bomber, F-117 stealth fighter, B-2 engines, and many others. As a Colonel, he received the Air Force Association’s Stuart R. Reichart Award as the outstanding senior attorney in the Air Force.
Mr. Jeter is a Viet Nam Vet (recipient of the Bronze Star Medal), and also taught upper level law courses for 5 years at the U.S. Air Force Academy (as an Associate Professor). He currently serves as General Counsel for The Falcon Foundation, a non-profit; and teaches a law course –“The Legal Environment of Business” -- in the Department of Economics and Business at Colorado College.
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