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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Gill Paul Beck, Sr., a longtime federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina, was among the 23 North Carolina lawyers inducted into the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame. The ceremony for the Class of 2018 was held on June 26th at the City Club in downtown Raleigh.
Mr. Beck is an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Asheville, and currently serves as the Civil Chief of the Office’s Civil Division. Prior to joining the Western District, Mr. Beck served as the Civil Chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of North Carolina. A 26-year federal prosecutor, Mr. Beck guides the handling of the Office’s civil caseload, including representing the United States and federal agencies in federal and state courts. AUSA Beck is a past recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the NC Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year (2016), and the NC Bar Association’s Citizen-Lawyer Award. He was born and raised in Lenoir, North Carolina.
Mr. Beck served as the first Army Judge Advocate to command a two-star U.S. Army Reserve unit, and also commanded the Army Reserve Legal Command. Over the course of his military career, Major General Beck has served the United States overseas, including in 2005 in Iraq, where he led a joint legal team prosecuting terrorists. During 2007, as an Associate Deputy General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, Department of Defense, in the Pentagon, he provided legal advice on Iraq and Afghanistan issues in support of the surge in Iraq, and in 2008, he served as Executive Officer to the Army General Counsel, who was responsible for supervising Army attorneys throughout the world. From 2009-2011, he served as the Chief Judge (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals. For his service, Major General Beck has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, and numerous other awards.
Mr. Beck received his Bachelor’s Degree from Appalachian State University (Summa Cum Laude), his J.D. from Duke University School of Law (High Honors), and his Master’s Degree from the U.S. Army War College.