Lieutenant Colonel John A. Maxfield, Chief of the Legal Officer Corps
Maxfield became chief of the Legal Officer Corps with the death of Maj. Gen. Dwight Wheless in June 2018. A resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, Maxfield was the assistant deputy chief of the legal officer corps under Wheless. He also serves as North Carolina Wing assistant legal officer and assistant director of safety. He previously served as chief legal officer for the region and the wing. Maxfield has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount and a Juris Doctor from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been the Wake County, North Carolina, sheriff’s attorney for 29 years.