Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

Honorable (Col Ret.) Dawn E. B. Scholz


  • Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Member

Other Positions/Employment/Community Involvement

  • Comparative Systems subcommittee member of Congressionally-directed Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel
  • Three-time Federal Judge: U.S. Air Force, Social Security Administration, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Member of the National Association of Women Judges

Prior Military Service or Affiliation

  • Retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 after 30 years
  • Last Assignment: Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB

Highest Education (Military/Civilian)

  • Air War College
  • Graduate Law Degree, The George Washington University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Oklahoma School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, University of Miami, FL


  • Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Lance Sijan Award for Leadership
  • Air Force General Counsel's Award
  • Department of Justice Commendation for Outstanding Performance
Honorable (Col Ret.) Dawn E. B. Scholz, USAF

Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee Member