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winter 2018
Hugh DuBose

Wofford and the Law

Hugh DuBose ’04: Serving and learning with the U.S. Air Force

When Hugh DuBose ’04 arrived at Wofford, he found himself challenged.

“The academic environment created a solid foundation for a legal career,” he says. “The atmosphere is competitive; both professors and students are pushing you to do better.”

After Wofford, DuBose went to the University of South Carolina School of Law and then clerked for the Hon. Garrison Hill ’86 before joining the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate General Corps officer.

“Joining the Air Force was a great decision. The Air Force has a broad mission that impacts many different areas of law,” says DuBose. “Very early in my career I had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of legal issues and try my own cases.”

With the Air Force, DuBose has lived abroad in South Korea and Germany and has held short-term assignments in the United Kingdom and Japan.

“I have been lucky that the Air Force has provided me the opportunity to work with great people from around the U.S. and the world,” he says. “My experiences traveling with Wofford pushed me to seek out overseas assignments.”
Now DuBose and his wife, Erin, live in Chicago, Ill. He is an activated reservist serving at Scott Air Force Base.

By Jo Ann Mitchell Brasington '89