Rich DiMeglio retired from the US Army in December 2013, after over 20 years of service as both a Military Intelligence Officer and a Judge Advocate. He served in a wide variety of operational assignments around the world, including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, and Haiti, and served as the lead attorney for a 3500-member Airborne Brigade Combat Team during a 14-month combat deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007. Rich’s final assignment was as Professor and Chair of the International and Operational Law Department at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), in Charlottesville, Virginia. In that capacity, he supervised eleven joint service field grade officers and oversaw international and operational law instruction to over 5000 attorneys in residence each year, and several thousand more through distributive learning and programs taught at locations around the world.
Originally from Platteville, Wisconsin, Rich is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, with a B.S. in Russian and French Languages. Rich has also earned a J.D from the University of Virginia School of Law, an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and an LL.M. in Military Law from TJAGLCS. He is also a graduate of The Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Rich is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia and currently works for Virginia Continuing Legal Education. Rich is married to the former Margaret Finnerty of Elmira, New York. They, along with their one son, currently reside in Charlottesville.