Governor Abbott Appoints Scott To Veterans’ Land Board

April 16, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Judson Scott to the Veterans’ Land Board (VLB) for a term set to expire on December 29, 2022. The VLB is an organization within the Texas General Land Office, which oversees six programs that provide benefits and services for Texas veterans, military members and their families.

Judson Scott of Bee Cave is a retired attorney, judge, and Rear Admiral. He was appointed as a federal Administrative Law Judge, and heard and decided cases for the Social Security Administration in their San Francisco, California hearing office. Prior to that, he was a civil litigation attorney in private practice. He served in the Navy on active duty with the Submarine Force, then served in the Navy Reserves. During his time as a drilling Navy Reservist, he had four commands before he was selected to Rear Admiral. His flag assignments included Deputy Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Director, Submarine Reserve before he retired. Currently, he serves as chair of the National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary for the American Bar Association, which represents the state and federal administrative adjudicators across the country. Previously, he was a member of the State Bar of California and president of the Alameda County Bar Association. He is a member of the Naval Order of the United States, an active member of the Texas chapter for Mission: Readiness - Council for a Strong America, and is an elected board member of the Cliffs at Princeville resort on Kauai. Scott received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the University of Santa Clara School of Law.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.