Col. John M. Green is the State Staff Judge Advocate for the Joint Force Headquarters of the Illinois Air National Guard, Springfield, Ill. He serves as a principal legal advisor to the Adjutant General and the Commander of the ILANG. He also coordinates the provision of legal services to the state’s three Air Wings and tenant units.
Col. Green received a direct commission as an Air Force judge advocate in April 1998. Prior to being assigned to JFHQ, he served as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 183d Wing. Col. Green has also served as judge advocate to the Commander of Task Force Pelican during Hurricane Katrina and as senior Title 32 legal advisor to the Dual Status Commander for NATO Summit in Chicago. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.
In his civilian capacity, Col. Green serves as the Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the Illinois CPA Society. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Western Illinois University where he teaches Legal Issues and Emergency Management and lectures on the Illinois Emergency Management Act. Col. Green is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Military Law Committee, the Illinois Attorney General’s Charitable Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors at Sacred Heart Griffin High School and the Memorial Hospital Foundation. He is an Eagle Scout and is a Council Member At-Large of the Abraham Lincoln Council Boy Scouts of America. A past President of the Western Illinois Alumni Association, Col. Green is a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award.
1987 Bachelor of Arts, Western Illinois University, Macomb
1996 Juris Doctor, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
2013 Air War College, by correspondence
1. April 1998 – August 2006, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 183d Wing, Springfield, Ill.
2. August 2006 – December 2008, Staff Judge Advocate, 183d WG, Springfield, Ill.
3. January 2009 – Present, State Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, Illinois Air National Guard, Springfield, Ill.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Award
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ‘M’ device
Air Force Training Ribbon
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with ‘8’ device
Louisiana Emergency Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant April 13, 1998
Captain April 14, 2000
Major April 20, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 19, 2008
Colonel May 22, 2014