RSHS Hall of Fame welcomes third class on August 25th


ROCK SPRINGS — The third group of distinguished alumni will enter the Rock Springs High School Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 25th at the Sweetwater County Events Complex.

This year, the school welcomes 11 individuals and two teams into its Hall of Fame ranks with an awards banquet and ceremony open to the public.

The Hall of Fame location is in the main hall of Rock Springs High School.  

A multi-screen wall with attached interactive programming will display the rich history of Rock Springs High School and also allows people to access the information on the internet.  

The Hall of Fame inductee’s biographies will be accessible for viewing at all times along with pictures of memorabilia and footage of archives maintained by the Hall of Fame committee.

SweetwaterNow, in association with Tanner Family Dentistry, will spend the next several weeks honoring the Hall of Fame Class of 2018 with biographies and profiles of each of the inductees.

Our first profile features Lt. Col. Shane Reeves.



Lt. Col. Shane Reeves is a Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1992.

During his years at RSHS, he was a member of the football team, a manager for the basketball team, and a member of National Honor Society.

He was recently selected—and confirmed by Congress—as Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

A 1996 West Point graduate, Lieutenant Colonel Reeves was commissioned as an Armor officer and served as a platoon leader, fire support officer, and troop executive officer with 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Irwin, California. 

After attending law school, Shane transitioned into the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2003. 

Since becoming a Judge Advocate, Shane has served in a number of legal positions including the Chief of Legal Assistance, Ft. Riley, Kansas, Brigade Judge Advocate for 3rd Brigade, and 1st Armored Division in Taji, Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.

He also served as Senior Trial Counsel, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Professor of International and Operational Law at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia and most recently as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at Joint Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. 

Shane holds a LL.M in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General’s School, and a Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary. 

He is admitted to practice law before the Virginia State Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court.

Reeves writes often on the Law of Armed Conflict and has contributed to national security blogs such as LAWFARE, Just Security, and Foreign Policy. Shane co-edited U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice published by Oxford University Press and is currently the Managing Editor of the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare Book Series also published by Oxford University Press.

He has also written over 25 articles and book chapters in academic publications including: the Harvard International Review, the Harvard National Security Journal, Texas Law Review, Marquette Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Berkley Journal of International Law.

Reeves’ recent speaking engagements have included presenting at the 9th Quadrennial Federal Judges Association in Washington D.C., lecturing at Columbia Law School, and speaking in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel as part of the Academic Exchange Program.

He is also an associated faculty with the National Institute for Holocaust Education and director of the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare located at West Point.

Finally, and perhaps most impressively, Shane and Kimberly Reeves have been married for 20 years and have three children: Charlie, Samantha and Elizabeth.