Mr. William Brownell Dyer III
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Major General Bill Dyer is the Commanding General of the United States Army Reserve 108th Training Command, where he executes command and control over 8,000 Army Reserve Soldiers who perform Initial Entry Training for both enlisted and officers across the United States. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1985 and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1992. His military education includes a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, as well as the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Judge Advocate Officer Basic and Advanced Courses.
MG Dyer was initially commissioned in the U.S. Air Force and served on the Base Engineering Staff at Lowry AFB, CO. Following graduation from law school, he was commissioned in the Army and served four years on Active Duty at Ft. Gordon, GA as a Legal Assistance Attorney and Trial Defense Counsel.
After leaving Active Duty, MG Dyer joined the Army Reserve’s 213th Legal Support Organization and served in a variety of positions including Trial Counsel, Mobilization Officer, and Legal Assistance Attorney. He was then selected to serve as Command Judge Advocate of the 416th Engineer Command’s Facility Engineer Center, Southeast. In 2003, he was mobilized and deployed with the 416th FEC-SE as part of the 3d Infantry Division for the initial invasion of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Following redeployment, MG Dyer became an International/Operational Law Attorney (DIMA) at FORSCOM, and was later selected to be the Staff Judge Advocate for the 3d Medical Command at Ft. Gillem, GA. His following assignment was Staff Judge Advocate of the 335th Signal Command in East Point, GA.
In 2012, MG Dyer was selected to be the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 for the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command, where he oversaw all operational and training activities across the entire Command. Following his tenure as G-3/5/7, MG Dyer took Command of the 153d Legal Operations Detachment in Philadelphia. He relinquished command in 2015 to become the Deputy Commanding Officer – East of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command. Upon promotion to Brigadier General, he was selected to be the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations, with duty at the Pentagon. While in this position, he did a second combat deployment, to Afghanistan, where he led the NATO effort to establish the Rule of Law in Afghanistan. Upon his return to the United States, he transitioned from that position to become the Commanding General of the Army Reserve Legal Command. He relinquished that command in October of 2022, upon promotion to Major General, to assume his current assignment. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Combat Action Badge.
MG Dyer is a partner in the Atlanta office of Lee & Hayes, where he leads the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice, and primarily focuses on patent, trademark, and trade secret issues. He has been nationally recognized by Chambers and Managing Intellectual Property as a leader in the intellectual property field and is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics. He has been a faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law since 2006. He is a member of the Georgia Bar.