Lieutenant Colonel John A. Maxfield, Chief of the Legal Officer Corps
Maxfield has been serving as the interim chief since the death of Maj. Gen. Dwight Wheless in June. A resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, Maxfield was the assistant deputy chief of the legal officer corps under Wheless. He also serves as Middle East Region assistant legal officer and North Carolina Wing assistant legal officer and as the North Carolina Wing 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 28 years.