March 9, 2018: Dennis D. Kirk was nominated as a Member and the Chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board yesterday, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Kirk, of Virginia, was nominated for the rest of a seven-year term that ends on March 1, 2023. Kirk previously worked as a Special Counsel at the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Army from 2005 to 2007; and as an Associate General Counsel for Strategic Integration and Business Transformation at the Army from 2007 to 2012. Kirk is currently a contract litigation partner at the law firm of Schmitz and Socarras, LLP. Kirk graduated from the Washburn University Law School.