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Colonel Adrienne Schaffer (Ret.), Esq.

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Kevin Wayne Harris

Board of Advisors

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Adrienne Schaffer 

Adrienne Schaffer is an attorney and retired Colonel, US Army. Before retiring from military service in December 2017, she served as the Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau (NGB) from January 2016 – December 2017. In that capacity, she focused on the Chief Counsel’s priorities for strengthening the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program capabilities. COL (Ret.) Schaffer prepared the Special Victims’ Counsel Program concept plan to secure the permanent Title 10 force structure of attorneys and paralegals to be stationed across the 54 states and territories. She also served as an investigator for sexual assault cases with the Office of Complex Administrative Investigations.

COL (Ret.) Schaffer has over 30 years of military experience. As a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps Officer, Adrienne served as a Chief Legal Advisor to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), lead counsel for legal operations development for NGB’s Office of the Chief Counsel, and the inaugural Deputy Chief for the Army National Guard Trial Defense Service. Adrienne has engaged in international dialogue forums developing multilateral military operations frameworks, spearheaded several congressionally mandated initiatives, and has overseen the supervision and training of 130 JAG officers.


As a legal practitioner, Adrienne served as the Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Regulatory Affairs Division, in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Adrienne currently serves as the Vice President, Policy & Government Relations for Missouri American Energy. She volunteers at the VA Hospital in Washington, DC., and serves as a member of the Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council. Adrienne has also served as a guardian ad-litem for 10 years advocating for the rights and best interests and welfare of countless children facing juvenile delinquency charges, in foster care, and entangled in complex family court matters.


Kevin Wayne Harris a member of the Military Children's Six Foundation Board of Advisors is a proud husband, father, and member of the District of Columbia Army National Guard and Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) with expertise in sexual assault investigations, defense counsel, and administrative law. In his civilian capacity, he works as an attorney-adviser for the Social Security Administration. Born and raised in Miami, FL, he demonstrated a commitment to service early by joining the Coast Guard JROTC. He possesses approximately 10 years of military and government service. He possesses a B.A. in English from University of Florida, a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, and an L.L.M. from the Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA. He values the JAGC as a personal and professional highlight. This dual profession as a Soldier and lawyer brings him great pride and challenges him intellectually. It satisfies his desire to serve his nation and community, and it helps meet core beliefs of selfless service and civic engagement. Additionally, he volunteers as a tutor and youth basketball coach and plays golf in his spare time. He is happily married to his best friend and college sweetheart, Mrs. Regina Harris. They share two beautiful children, Olivia and Michael.

Major Kevin Wayne Harris


Military Children's Six Foundation

609 H Street N.E. 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20002

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