Aaron Glenn Johnson, J.D., LL.M.

Military Professor Stockton Center for International Law
Maj., U.S. Army
Aaron G Johnson faculty photo


U.S. Army Maj. Aaron Johnson is associate director for land operations and a military professor at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Stockton Center for International Law. The Stockton Center serves as the world’s premier research institute for the study of international law and military operations throughout the domains of land, sea, aerospace and cyberspace. Stockton Center faculty teach in the core curriculum and electives at NWC as well as in advanced international law courses around the world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterdrug Operations
  • Intel
  • International Law
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights


Staff Judge Advocate, Special Operations Command South

Principal advisor to Commander and staff on legal aspects of special operations, including crisis response, security cooperation and assistance, military information support activities, and intelligence operations.

Chief, Administrative Law, U.S. Army Central

Principal advisor to Commanding General and staff on administrative law issues, including command investigations, ethics and procurement integrity, employment law, and personnel actions.

Chief of Intelligence Law and Legal Instruction, US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence

Senior intelligence law instructor and advisor, including intelligence oversight, interrogation, counterintelligence, and human intelligence to students at all experience levels in ranks from Private to Major General.

Brigade Judge Advocate, 42D Military Police Brigade


Trial Counsel/Brigade Judge Advocate, 201st Military Intelligence Brigade


Administrative Law/Legal Assistance Attorney, I Corps and JBLM


Executive Officer, Bagram Theater Joint Interrogation Facility


Deputy Team Chief, Mobile Collection Team 3, Iraq Survey Group

Sensitive Site Survey Officer, lead Human Intelligence collector, and Arabic linguist for site survey team conducting Defense Threat Reduction Agency counter-WMD and radiological isotope recovery missions within the Iraq Survey Group.

Counterintelligence Officer, Utah Army National Guard

Assignments include six years full-time Counterdrug duty as Spanish/Arabic linguist, assignment to the FBI’s North Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force after Sept. 11, Officer in Charge of military security at Winter Olympic Venues, and interpreting missions to Egypt and Morocco.

Arabic Interrogator, Utah Army National Guard


LL.M., The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center And School

J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

B.A., University of Utah, Mid East Studies (Arabic)

Related Credentials

Licensed to practice law in Utah.

Licensed before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Utah Supreme Court.

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