Traci J. Voelke is the surviving spouse of the late Major Paul C. Voelke, 1998 West Point graduate. MAJ Voelke was killed in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, during his fifth deployment overseas. Moved by the outpouring of support from the 98 Fund, Ms. Voelke joined the board with the goal of enhancing the experience of surviving families.
Traci graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a dual degree in Government and Politics and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Upon graduation, Traci attended the Syracuse University School of Law. She finished her law degree at the University of Georgia, School of Law.
After law school, Traci clerked for the honorable G. Mallon Faircloth, United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia. Upon Paul’s reassignment to the 10th Mountain Division, Ft. Drum, New York, Traci worked as an Assistant Attorney for the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, in Watertown, New York. When the Voelkes moved to the Washington, DC area, Traci then served as an Assistant Attorney for the District of Columbia Attorney’s Office.
After the death of her husband, and in an effort to serve the military community, Traci joined the civilian force at the Staff Judge Advocate, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Traci is currently an attorney for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, where she serves as legal counsel for servicemembers, their family members, veterans, retirees, and Gold Star families. Her practice focuses on Estate Planning, Family Law, Consumer Protection, Contracts, and Compliance with the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act and USERRA.
Traci is licensed to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, Georgia (inactive), and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She resides in northern Virginia with her two sons, AJ and Benjamin and her dog Rowan. Outside of her work and cheering for her sons on the sports field, Traci enjoys traveling, running, and hiking.