Phillip A. Weaver was born in Falls City, Nebraska, and is a 1969 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York. He served nearly six years in the US Army after graduation in various staff and unit assignments in the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. In 1975, Mr. Weaver left active duty to enter and later graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law at Lincoln, Nebraska. After practicing law briefly in his home town, Mr. Weaver was recalled to active duty as a Judge Advocate in the US Air Force in December, 1980.
His Air Force service included assignments in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Washington, DC in capacities as diverse as that as the chief military prosecutor at Pope Air Force Base, NC, adjacent to Fort Bragg, as well as a Military Trial Judge and the Assistant to the Chief Trial Judge of the Air Force on the Headquarters Air Force staff in Washington DC. In 1988, Mr. Weaver was selected as a scholarship student for the Air Force master of laws program in Government Procurement Law from The National Law Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC, and was awarded a Master of Laws Degree in September, 1989. In addition, Mr. Weaver has completed all required training for and has served as a federal mediator.
From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Weaver was the Command Fraud Counsel and Deputy Director, Logistics Law Services for the Air Force Logistics Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He served in a similar capacity for Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1991 to 1993, as the Director of Acquisition Law. Mr. Weaver has extensive federal government criminal, administrative, civil and procurement law experience. He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1991 and to the Texas Bar in 1995.
Mr. Weaver has been a guest lecturer in several courses at the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in ethics and government contract law. During his federal employment and military service, he received numerous awards and decorations for meritorious service and achievement. His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), the Vietnam Service Medal (1 olc), the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/palm, and the Vietnamese Staff Service Medal, First Class. His civilian awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Army for Outstanding performance, highest ethical standards, and commitment to excellence, among many others. He has also completed numerous military legal and non-legal courses of instruction, including the Army Parachutist Course.
In 1993, then Lieutenant Colonel Weaver left active duty and entered the Air Force Reserve and was assigned to Brooks Air Force Base, TX. He retired from the reserves in 1998, with 28 years active and reserve service. His last federal civilian position was as an Attorney (Contracts) HQs III Corp and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX. He retired from the civil service in May 2002 with over 31 years service. He is a member in good standing of the Texas, Nebraska, and Ohio bars, and he is a licensed pilot with a commercial instrument rating. He and his wife, Merleann, reside in Whitney, Texas. His offices are at 305 E Jefferson, Whitney, TX 76692.
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