BG Patrick Finnegan USA (Retired)

Cullum: 29522

Class: '71

Cadet Company: F4

Date of Birth: September 20, 1949

Date of Death: July 2, 2016 - View or Post a Eulogy

BG Finnegan was a graduate in the West Point class of 1971, and served 39 years in the Army, was selected to attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he earned a Masters of Public Administration in 1973. He deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He served as a legal advisor to Commander and staff of Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg. In 1994, he served as a Staff Judge Advocate and legal advisor to the Commander, United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) at MacDill AFB near Tampa, Florida, serving as a staff judge advocate. He was assigned to The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia serving as a criminal law instructor and the Deputy Director of the Academic Department. He served 11 years as a law professor and administrator at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was dean of the academic board for the U.S. Military Academy, West Point's chief academic officer, before becoming the 25th president at Longwood University, from which he stepped down in 2012 for health reasons.

Funeral services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a date and time TBD. The family requests donations to Wounded Warriors Project in lieu of flowers.