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Jerald D. Stubbs
Chief Counsel

Jerald D. Stubbs is chief counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla., a position he assumed in June 2004. He manages a staff of 14 in rendering legal advice to KSC's civil service community and interfacing with many of KSC's external customers.

Stubbs is responsible for providing legal advice and assistance to all civil service organizational components of KSC. He provides strategic guidance and exercises oversight of delivery of legal service and promulgation of legal policies for KSC. In addition, he is responsible for the direct supervision of the deputy chief counsel and for providing strategic direction, oversight and leadership for the KSC Legal Team. He provides advice to the director and KSC senior management upon request. He also serves on several of the boards that support KSC's administrative processes.

Stubbs joined NASA after serving 33 years in the United States Air Force and capped his military career as brigadier general in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG’s) Department. His last assignment from 1992 to 2002 was as the chief legal counsel for the Air Force Materiel Command.

Stubbs graduated from Harvard Law School in 1970. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia in 1967.

Stubbs lives in Merritt Island, Fla., with his wife Helen. He has two grown children, Laura and Richard.

May 2006

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