Chief Judge Alfonso Montaño

Alfonso J. Montaño joined the NTSB in August of 2010 as an administrative law judge. In July of 2012 he was appointed Chief Judge by Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman. He has been an administrative law judge since October of 1995. Prior to joining the NTSB, he presided over adversarial hearings at the Departmental Appeals Board within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and was an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration. Judge Montaño has served as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, and has worked in various positions with the Office of Inspector General for HHS. He holds a private pilot certificate. Judge Montaño is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University and the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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