Alison S. Hoyt, LL.M.

Military Professor College of Maritime Operational Warfare
Lt. Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Lieutenant Commander Alison S. Hoyt is currently serving as the authorities SME on the Assist & Assess Team under College of Maritime Operational Warfare. She has practiced in the fields of legal assistance, trial work, and extensively in operational law and international law. She has held multiple Staff Judge Advocate positions, at sea, within the United States, and abroad, in Navy units, Army units and Joint units. She also has experience teaching foreign civilians and military members, and has a Masters in International Law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • International Law
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights


Assist and Assess Team, Newport, RI


European Command, Stuttgart, Germany


LLM, International Law, University of San Diego, CA




Naval Air Forces Pacific, San Diego, CA


Task Force 134, Baghdad, Iraq


Naval Forces Japan, Yokosuka, Japan


Naval Supply Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory


Amphibious Squadron SEVEN, San Diego, CA


Naval Legal Service Office Northwest, Bangor, WA


LL.M., University San Diego, 2014, International Law

J.D., Tulane University, 2002, Environmental Law certificate

B.A., University California, 1997, Environmental Studies and Anthropology

External Memberships and Associations

California Bar Association

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Stoicism and Leadership

Aug. 19, 2019
News Publication

Rochefort Group Workshop Series: Workshop Two

Aug. 19, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Sims Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Back to Basics—Research Design for the Operational Level of War

Jun. 13, 2019
Naval War College Review
Article Publication

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