President

Michael J. Marchand
President, The Center for American and International Law
mikemarchand@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3400

Michael J. Marchand is President of The Center for American and International Law. He retired mid-2005 from a 32-year career in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps serving as Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army, Commander of the Legal Services Agency and Chief Appellate Judge of the U.S. Army. He was one of two 2-star Generals in the Corps. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.

A native of Rice, Minnesota, General Marchand received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1970 and was commissioned in the Army that same year. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota and was commissioned in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in 1974. He is a graduate of the Judge Advocate General's Basic Course, Judge Advocate General's Graduate Course, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Mike and his wife Jan live in Lucas, Texas and enjoy spending time with their daughter, son-in-law and twin grandsons. 

Sue Bliss
Executive Assistant to the President, The Center for American and International Law
sbliss@cailaw.org
+1.972.244.3417

Sue is the Executive Assistant to the President of The Center for American and International Law.  She began her professional career with ARCO in 1974 in Tulsa and earned her Certified Professional Secretary rating in 1981.  She served as Secretary/Executive Assistant in several other locations, including Midland, Dallas and Plano, Texas, in a wide range of disciplines – Legal, Corporate Aviation, Procurement and the President’s office of ARCO International.  Subsequent to the merger of ARCO into BP in 2000, Sue joined The Center in her current position.