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Old 12-22-2007, 12:41 PM
DutchPhil DutchPhil is offline
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Default Re: Jesuit-Trained Movers and Shakers

Joseph Edward Schmitz is an American lawyer, former Inspector General of the Department of Defense and executive with Blackwater USA, a private contractor providing security services to the U.S. State Department and the U.S. military.

Joseph Edward Schmitz is the son of the John G. Schmitz, former California State Senator, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Presidential candidate (1972). Schmitz attended Catholic schools as a child and Georgetown Preparatory School while his father served in Congress. He holds a B.S. (1978) from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and a J.D. (1986) from Stanford University. He was on the wrestling team at the Naval Academy. His siblings include Mary Kay Letourneau and John Patrick Schmitz.[1]

Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Schmitz served in the U.S. Navy for approximately four years, including a stint as an exchange officer with the German Navy. Schmitz left active duty and was in the Naval Reserve until 2001. After leaving active duty, Schmitz attended law school. He clerked with James L. Buckley, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was a special assistant to Attorney General Edwin Meese III during the Reagan Administration. Schmitz entered the private sector in 1987, eventually joining the Washington, D.C., firm of Patton Boggs LLP.[2] He was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University in the 1990s.

He is a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.[3]
High School: Georgetown Preparatory School (1974)
University: US Naval Academy (1978)
Law School: JD, Stanford University (1986)
Professor: Georgetown University

Georgetown Preparatory School is an independent, Jesuit college-preparatory school for young men in grades 9 through 12. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, on 90 acres in the unincorporated community of North Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, just outside the District of Columbia.

The school was founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, S.J., the first Catholic Bishop of the United States. The school is America’s oldest boarding and day school for young men, and the only Jesuit boarding school in the country. Approximately 100 of the school’s 450 students are residents.

Georgetown Prep is one of the most exclusive prep schools in the United States[1]. The average senior has taken 4.5 advanced placement courses with 80 percent of the test scores qualifying for college credit. Prep is regarded as one of the most rigorous and prestigious high schools in the country. Since its founding, the school has maintained an impeccable reputation, and for the last 63 years has been ranked among the top 10 high schools and college preparatories in the U.S. The average SAT score of a graduate is 1600 (800 verbal, 800 math) under the old scoring system. The school accepts fewer than 2 percent of all freshmn applicants. For the 2007/2008 academic year, Day Student tuition is US$22,650, while Resident tuition is $39,650.
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