Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

Brig Gen (Ret.) Jarisse J. Sanborn, USAF


  • Well-Being and Treatment Subcommittee Chair

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • General Counsel and Associate Executive Director, American Bar Association, 2011-2019
  • VP/General Counsel, Falcon Foundation
  • Advisory Director, Center for National Security and Human Rights Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, IL Institute of Technology
  • Trustee, The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School Foundation Inc.

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired from U.S. Air Force after 33 years of service
  • Last assignment: Dual-hatted Staff Judge Advocate of Air Mobility Command and Chief Counsel, U.S. Transportation Command
  • Previous: First Staff Judge Advocate of U.S. Northern Command
  • Previous: Triple-hatted Staff Judge Advocate of Air Force Space Command, U.S. Space Command and NORAD

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Creighton University School of Law
  • Master of Science, National Security Studies, National War College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Psychology, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College


  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • 1985 Air Force Outstanding Young Judge Advocate of the Year
  • 1985 Younger Federal Lawyer of the Year Award, Federal Bar Association
  • DoD Inspector General: Led Congressionally-mandated review of Navy Post-Trial Review Processes – awarded Best Project of Year
Brig Gen (Ret.) Jarisse J. Sanborn, USAF

Well-Being & Treatment Subcommittee Chair