Mangum is a retired
U.S. Army Brigadier General and current consultant on national
security affairs. As a full time faculty member at
American Military University, he teaches several core national
security courses in the master's program, as well as
several electives. He received a B.A. in History from
Northwestern University, a J.D. in Law from Northwestern
University Law School and an M.A. in Diplomacy and Military
Science from Norwich University.
General Mangumís military specialties include Infantry,
Special Forces, Armor, Engineer, Military Intelligence and Civil
Affairs; and military schooling includes Airborne (Master
Parachutist), Ranger, Special Forces, SCUBA and Pathfinder. He
is a graduate of the Army War College, General Officer Capstone
Course and the General Officer/Flag Officer Joint War fighting
Course. General Mangum has been an adjunct instructor at the US
Army Command and General Staff College, a guest lecturer at West
Point, and has published a number of articles on various
military topics. His last assignment was Commanding General,
Special Operations Command Korea and Commander, United Nations
Special Operations Component.
He currently consults in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia
as Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Defense, responsible for
advising the Georgian government on the development of its
National Security Strategy.
& Johnson, L.L.C. is an Illinois based law firm that
concentrates its legal practice in the representation of
business clients worldwide. The firm is over 100 years old, and
has been involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions, tax
representations before all levels of state and federal agencies,
contract negotiations, litigation in state and federal courts,
public bond financings and other business matters. In the health
care field, the firm has represented hospitals, nursing homes,
home health agencies and other health care providers in all
aspects of their business including Certificates of Need,
licensure, federal reimbursement appeals, medical staff
formation, employment matters and litigation before state and
federal courts and agencies.
Mangum, Esq. is the firmís managing partner. He is a graduate
University School of Law and is admitted to practice in
state courts, the U.S. Tax Court, several federal district and
circuit courts of appeal and the U.S.
Supreme Court, and a member of Federal Trial Bar, a limited
society of experienced federal trial lawyers. He has authored
books on legal topics, numerous book chapters and articles,
delivered more than 100 lectures and seminars throughout the US
and overseas to national and international associations and
published The Health Care Observer, a national publication on
health care legal issues.
He has held
several leadership positions in national, state and local bar
associations, including founder and former chairman of the Health
Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Ass. Ron
has more than 30 years experience in successfully negotiating
client-oriented results from governmental agencies, legislatures
and courts, obtaining landmark changes to regulations on behalf
The law firm was
founded in 1894 by Julius Smietanka, a prominent citizen in the
civic life of Chicago. Julius was a founder of Catholic
Charities and served as the first Collector
of Internal Revenue in the U.S. Midwest. His law partner,
George E.Q. Johnson, left the firm to become the U.S.
prosecutor for the Chicago Region and was the head of the
famous team of ďUNTOUCHABLESĒ
who successfully prosecuted gangster Al Capone. Johnson
later became a Federal District Court Judge.