Kenneth J. Hodson
|Kenneth Joe Hodson|
Major General Kenneth Joe Hodson
27th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army
April 27, 1913|
|Died||November 11, 1995
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Resting Place||Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Army|
|Years of service||1941–1971
|Commands held||U.S. Army J.A.G. Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War II
|Awards|| Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Army Commendation Medal
After retiring from the Army in 1971, Gen. Hodson was recalled to active duty to serve as the first chief judge of the newly created Army Court of Military Review and as chief judge of the Army judiciary. He retired from those positions in 1974.
From 1974 until 1976, he was executive director of the National Commission for the Review of Federal and State Laws Relating to Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance. Later, he was a consultant on studies funded by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration.
The American Bar Association's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division created the Hodson Award, in honor of the distinguished public service career of the late Major General. The Award recognizes sustained, outstanding performance or a specific and extraordinary service by a government or public sector law office (it is not an award for an individual).
Hodson died from cancer at the age of 82 on November 11, 1995 in a Washington Home Hospice.
- Kenneth J. Hodson Dies at 82; Army Judge Advocate General
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