NTSB welcomes new Administrative Law Judge.August 10, 2012 -
Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman announced appointment of Stephen R. Woody as Administrative Law Judge. Since July 2009, Judge Woody has served as Administrative Law Judge with Social Security Administration. Prior to becoming an ALJ, he was a military trial judge in U.S. Air Force, presiding over all judicial proceedings under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He also served as Staff Judge Advocate, and retired from the Air Force with grade of Colonel.
NTSB Welcomes New Administrative Law Judge
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Press release date: July 30, 2012
Washington - Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman has announced the appointment of Stephen R. Woody as an Administrative Law Judge for the agency.
Since July 2009, Judge Woody has served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration. Prior to becoming an ALJ, he was a military trial judge in the U.S. Air Force, presiding over all judicial proceedings under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He also served as a Staff Judge Advocate, and retired from the Air Force with the grade of Colonel.
The Administrative Law Judges conduct formal hearings and issue initial decisions on appeals filed with the Safety Board relating to air safety enforcement actions by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) against pilots and other FAA certificate holders. Administrative Law Judges' initial decisions can be appealed to the NTSB. The Board, in turn, takes final administrative action on appeals and issues decisions affirming, modifying or reversing judges' decisions, or remanding cases to the judge for further proceedings.
Judge Woody will primarily be responsible for hearing cases in the Office of Administrative Law Judges' Northeast Circuit (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia). Judge Woody is a graduate of West Virginia University and earned his law degree at the West Virginia University College of Law.
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