Committee Member

Brigadier General (Retired) Jarisse J. Sanborn, USAF
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services


  • Well-Being and Treatment Subcommittee Member

Other Positions /
Employment /
Community Involvement

  • General Counsel and Associate Executive Director, American Bar Association
  • Trustee, The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s School Foundation Board Of Trustees

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

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

Achievements /
Awards /

  • 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 Jarisse J. Sanborn, Air Force, Retired

Jarisse Sanborn