About Joe Hinds

Joe Hinds, the owner of Hindsight LLC, is a retired Lt Col, USAFR, with 22 years in Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) Offices throughout United States. He served in all four military branches as a civilian attorney, specializing in acquisition, acquisition fraud, real estate, environmental, and information technology law. He was Federal Employee of the Year as a civilian acquisition attorney in two metropolitan areas:  St. Louis and Dayton. His last assignment was Associate Counsel with the Navy’s Office of General Counsel, Acquisition Integrity Office, working debarments and suspensions, primarily for fraud committed in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan.  He also retired from Exxon after 11 years service.

Joe has vast experience, not only covering most areas of law, but crossing through the public and private sectors.  His experiences include: large law firm, private practice, large corporation, and multiple federal agencies.  He worked for Exxon, now Exxon-Mobil, for eleven years, with experience as supervisor of western acquisition for Exxon Coal USA.

The owner of Hindsight, Lt Col Joe Hinds, USAFR Ret., has won national awards for a short story, movie script, and two song lyrics.  He has signed publishing contracts for three books and a Songwriting contract with Paramount. See Excerpts from Hindsight’s Books and Articles and Other Works.

FEDERAL CIVILIAN:  Recent experiences embrace all aspects of fraud acquisition, working directly with both Navy and Air Force Suspending and Debarring Officials (SDOs).  Worked directly with NCIS, DoDIG, DCIS, SIGIR, and SIGAR investigators.  Was acquisition fraud attorney and program office counsel for Predator, Global Hawk, Foreign Military Sales, and information technology acquisitions for six years in HQ AFMC Law Office at Wright Patterson AFB, OH.  Received Air Force Civilian Achievement medal in 2005.
Was Federal Civilian Employee of the Year in Dayton, Ohio, in 2005.  Awarded Exemplary Civilian Service to Department of the Air Force in 2007.  Federal Civilian Employee of the Year in St Louis, MO, in 2002.

MILITARY:  Retired Lt Col, USAFR.  Adjunct professor teaching environmental law at AF JAG School at Maxwell AFB.  Multi-tasking over 22 years in SJA Offices throughout the United States and Korea, providing legal advice in all areas of criminal and civil law.  Completed Air War College in 1996.  Received Freedom’s Foundation George Washington national honor medal as first lieutenant, 1971.

CORPORATE:  Eleven years with Exxon Corporation in contract and real estate practice for acquisition of rights to extract oil & gas, coal, and minerals.  Supervisor of real estate acquisition in western United States, Exxon Coal USA.

PRIVATE PRACTICE:  Private practice specializing in energy law in Illinois and Kentucky, 1983-84.  Associate with Stites, McElwain & Fowler, plaintiff’s law firm, with offices in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky, 1975-76.  Litigation involving insurance, real estate, and contracts.

EDUCATION:  Baylor University School of Law, JD, 1974.  University of Kentucky, BS, Journalism in advertising sequence, 1969.

WRITING:  First book being published in 2012, A Warrior for All Times – Col. John Boyd, Manassas to Terrorism and Beyond. Editor of Navy’s Office of General Counsel, Acquisition Integrity Office Bulletin published in December of 2009 as Vol. 2, No. 1.  Had column called “Hindsight” for Navy’s publication.  Published seven information technology articles in Air Force Communication IT international magazine, 2000-2003.  Sports editor of Big Spring Daily newspaper, 1972.  Had weekly column called “Hindsight.”  Published two articles in magazine, Missouri Life.  Second book, “The Red Fed – An Insider’s View of the Federal Government” is coming out in 2012. Joe Hinds has received national awards for a short story, movie script, and song lyrics.

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