Colonel (Retired) Dawn E.B. Scholz


Colonel (Retired) Dawn Scholz is an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration. Prior to this position, she was the Deputy Associate General Counsel for General Law in the Office of General Counsel, Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security where she provided legal counsel on labor and employment law matters, appropriations and fiscal law issues, general tort claims, environmental law issues and also oversaw the U.S. Coast Guard’s Board of Correction of Military Records. Col Scholz served 30 years in the Air Force first as a section commander and after attending law school under the Funded Legal Education Program as a JAG officer. Her past JAG assignments include: Chief of the Air Force’s Environmental Law and Litigation Division, Senior Appellate Judge on the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals and serving as a Judge on the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review, which hears appeals of Guantanamo detainees. She also served three tours as a Staff Judge Advocate, culminating her military career as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

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