Captain Dustin Groves is currently the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the 122d Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne International Airport, Indiana Air National Guard.
Captain Groves is from Goshen. In 2003 he graduated from Fairfield Jr. Sr. High School with High Honors. In the fall of 2003 he started his college education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and in the spring of 2008 he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. He then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI where he earned his Juris Doctorate in May 2013. He currently holds licenses to practice in the Supreme Court of Indiana, the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Captain Groves enlisted into the Air National Guard at Fort Wayne, Indiana in December 2003. He started his military career as a vehicle operator/dispatcher. During his time in this career field he took part in two overseas deplyoments. The first of which came from May-September 2006 to Al Dhafra Air Force Base, UAE and the second from July 2008 to Februrary 2009 at Sather AB, Baghdad, Iraq. From April 2009 to June 2014 he cross-trained into the paralegal career field. In June 2014 he was commissioned as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate.
Captain Groves is married to Jessica Anne Groves, a fellow Indiana attorney, and has a daughter, Mckenzie Lee Groves. Currently Captain Groves is working as a temporary technician at the 122d FW as a Legal Advisor (General).
2005 Vechicle Operator/Dispatcher Apprentice Course
2006 Vehicle Operator/Dispatcher Journeyman Course (correspondance)
2007 Airman Leadership School (correspondance)
2008 Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
2009 Vehicle Operator/Dispatcher Craftsman Course (correspondance)
2009 Paralegal Apprentice Course (Distinguished Graduate)
2013 Juris Doctorate, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI.
2015 Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course
December 2003-April 2009 122d LRS, Vehicle Operator/Dispatcher
September 2006 Deployed Vehicle Operator, Al Dhafra AB, Abu Dhabi, UAE
July 2008-Feburary 2009 Deployed Vehicle Operator/Dispatcher, Sather AB, Baghdad, Iraq
April 2009-June 2014 122d Wing, Paralegal
June 2014-Current 122d Wing, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate
MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award
AF Outstanding Unit Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
6 December 2003 Airman First Class
26 Feburary 2005 Senior Airman
18 December 2007 Staff Sergeant
18 December 2009 Technical Sergeant
12 June 2014 First Lieutenant