Kevin M. Kelly, CAPT
USNWC International Law Reserve Unit
Captain Kevin M. Kelly, JAGC, USN, is Commanding Officer of the Naval War College International Law reserve unit. His civilian position is Associate Dean for Academics and Students at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he also teaches such courses as: Law of Armed Conflict; the Just War Tradition; Terrorism and the Laws of War; and War Crimes. Captain Kelly received a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1987; he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review. While in law school, he joined the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was commissioned an Ensign in 1989.
Captain Kelly was posted to Naval Legal Service Office San Francisco (1992-93) and then served as Staff Judge Advocate, Naval Security Group Activity, Edzell, Scotland (1993-97). Affiliated with the Naval Reserve since 1999, he has enjoyed International/ Operational Law assignments with: US Naval Forces Europe Joint Task Force Contingency Unit (Great Lakes, Illinois); International and Operational Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy (Pentagon); and as Executive Officer of the Naval War College International Law unit. Mobilized to active duty in 2003, Captain Kelly served at US European Command Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany, and at Headquarters, Stabilization Force (SFOR), Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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