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Jeff Spears serves as a Board Member of Project Meridian Foundation.

Jeff Spears is Vice President L-3 Services Group located in Texas. His areas of practice include international law, litigation and general legal support. He joined LSG in October 2005.

Prior to joining L-3, Spears served as a Judge Advocate in several assignments in Virginia, Texas and Iraq. During 2004-05, he served as the Team Chief, Law & Economics, for Task Force Baghdad's Governorate Support Team (1st Cavalry Division) as well as a member of the Division's Effects Coordination Cell. In these capacities, he worked closely with members of the local Iraqi judiciary, the bar association and the judges and prosecutors of the Iraqi Special Tribunal (IST) which is now known as the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal. His work with the IST was through the Regime Crimes Liaison Office (RCLO) to which he was detailed to support multinational training events. He also served as a Special Prosecutor before the Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI). 

Spears continues his military service as a reserve Lieutenant Colonel assigned as an International Operational Law Attorney with the U.S. Army's Center for Law and Military Operations (CLAMO) in Charlottesville, Virginia. In this capacity he is involved with various operational law research initiatives to include supporting the writing of several legal publications for use by the Armed Forces legal community.

He and his wife Michelle are also involved with several private and philanthropic organizations. These include the Army Navy Club where Spears serves as a member of the Board of Governors, and Kybele, which Michelle supports by providing medical training to physicians and practitioners abroad.

Spears earned a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Centre College of Kentucky and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky. He was awarded an LLM with a specialty in International & Operational Law from the Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville during 2003. He has published several articles on topics including post conflict justice, judicial reconstruction efforts and the oil industry.

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