Major Zachary Z. Kinney USAF, Retired
Zachary Z. Kinney, Sr., is a retired US Air Force Major who served on active duty with the United States Air Force from 1 May 1984 to 1 May 2004. While on active duty, Major Kinney served as a JAG Officer/military lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corp. Major Kinney served as a base level prosecutor and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in charge of the magistrates court at Dover AFB Delaware, and he taught law at the United States Special Investigation's Academy at Andrews AFB, Maryland. From September 1996-2000 Major Kinney served as an Air Force tort lawyer. He also served as an Area Defense Counsel (ADC) which is equivalent to a public defender in the military. Major Kinney is married and has three sons. He is a decorated veteran who has written several books, law review and newspaper articles on criminal law and procedure. Major Kinney also served as the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at Everest College in Arlington, Virginia following his retirement from the United States Air Force. Currently he is assisting veterans who have concerns about their discharge certificates. Major Kinney has also been helping the DC Veteran Affairs Office establish a veterans criminal court in Washington, DC. As a final matter, Major Kinney is the Judge Advocate General for, and a Colonel in, the District of Columbia Defense Force,,. The Major at present is a contract instructor for the US Department of State's International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Roswell, New Mexico where he teaches Transnational Organized Crime. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, in political science.and, his Juris Doctor/Law Degree from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC. Major Kinney also completed all of his Master Degree graduate course work at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.