Stephen W. Preston
|General Counsel of the Department of Defense|
October 2013 – 2016
|Preceded by||Jeh Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Jennifer O'Connor|
|General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency|
July 2009 – October 2013
Michael Morrell (acting)
John O. Brennan
|Preceded by||John A. Rizzo|
|Succeeded by||Robert Eatinger (acting)|
|General Counsel of the Navy|
September 28, 1998 – November 17, 2000
|Secretary||John H. Dalton|
|Preceded by||Steven S. Honigman|
|Succeeded by||John E. Sparks (Acting)|
Stephen Woolman Preston
May 30, 1957
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Yale University (BA)|
Harvard University (JD)
Graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School, he served as General Counsel of the Navy from 1998 to 2000, General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2013, and General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2013 to 2016.
In 1993, he left WilmerHale to become Principal Deputy General Counsel of the United States Department of Defense, during which time he spent time as acting General Counsel. In 1995, he joined the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, where he was responsible for civil appeals.
In 1998, Bill Clinton nominated Preston as General Counsel of the Navy, succeeding Steven S. Honigman. Preston served from September 28, 1998 to November 17, 2000. In 2001, he returned to WilmerHale as a partner.
He was nominated by President Obama to serve as General Counsel of the Department of Defense in 2013. He was later confirmed by the Senate, sworn in and served in that position from 2013 to 2016.
Preston returned to WilmerHale in 2016.
- Preston Testimony
- Hubbell, Martindale (June 2004). Martindale Hubbell Law Directory 2004. Martindale-Hubbell. ISBN 9781561606009.
- Archived Department of Defense Bio
- "Stephen Preston '83 nominated to be CIA general counsel". Harvard Law Today. April 24, 2009. Retrieved 2020-03-06.
- PN542 — Stephen Woolman Preston — Department of Defense, 113th Congress (2013-2014)
- Stephen W. Preston - Partner