Washington, D.C., September 29 –United States Mint Director Jay W. Johnson today announced that Daniel P. Shaver has joined the U.S. Mint as Chief Counsel.

A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Dan Shaver comes to the U.S. Mint from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). He served most recently as Command Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

During his 20 years of military service, Shaver served as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and as Executive Officer and Chief of Criminal Law, U.S. Forces Korea.

Shaver also served as Editor of Military Law Review and The Army Lawyer at The Judge Advocate General’s School; as a Senior Defense Counsel for the U.S. Army Trial Defense Service; as Chief of Military Justice, Trial Counsel and Administrative Law Attorney in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Dix; and as a Field Artillery Officer.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he earned his J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Law Review, and holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

The Office of Chief Counsel is the principal legal office for the Mint and, as such, provides guidance on all legal matters affecting the Mint. Shaver replaces the previous Chief Counsel to the U.S. Mint, Ken Gubin, who retired in December 1999.

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