Major General (Retired) John D. Altenburg, Jr.


Major General (Retired) Altenburg is counsel for Greenberg Traurig, LLP (law firm). Previously, General Altenburg served 28 years as a lawyer in the Army, where he represented the Army before state and local governments, in court in the United States and Germany and before Congressional committees on Military Justice. He served as the Deputy Judge Advocate General for the Department of the Army from 1997 to 2001, and was the principal legal advisor to senior national security leaders on Military Justice, including high profile sex assault cases. In December 2003, General Altenburg was named as the appointing authority for military commissions covering detainees at Guantanamo, an appointment he held until November 2006.

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