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Christopher Ironroad joins the McKeon Group as Senior Director, after two tours on active duty as a judge advocate in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy.
During his time as a JAG, Chris served as the lead attorney to the installation commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola. In this capacity, he provided expert advice on myriad issues, including search and seizure, courts-martial, and ethics reviews, to name a few. He advised Sailors, Marines, retirees, veterans, and members of military families on federal law and regulation, as well as state and local laws. Chris also served as a primary recruiter for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Prior to commissioning in the Navy, Chris began his career at a nationally renowned boutique law firm, representing Native American tribal governments and organizations in tribal, state, and federal courts. He also was a key player in the firm’s legislative practice, helping to develop legislative strategies to achieve his clients’ goals and objectives. His efforts were part of a larger collective of tribal advocates that helped ensure the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included key tribal jurisdiction provisions.
Chris was born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota, and he is an enrolled member of the Tribe. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Geography, and earned his J.D., with an Indian law certificate, from the University of North Dakota School of Law. He currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Shalon, and their four children. He and his family spend much of their time together at Army Navy Country Club, where they are members and where Chris is a past club champion.