David C. Lai, J.D.

Maj., U.S. Army

Military Professor Stockton Center for the Study of International Law
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Biography

Judge Advocate, United States Army

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • None

Professional Highlights

2016

1ST SPECIAL FORCES COMMAND (AIRBORNE), Fort Bragg, NC

Acting Deputy Staff Judge Advocate
Chief, Administrative & Fiscal Law Section
2015

SPECIAL OPERATIONS JOINT TASK FORCE – IRAQ, Baghdad, Iraq

Senior Legal Adviser
2014

OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, PERSONNEL, PLANS AND TRAINING OFFICE (JARO), Fort Belvoir, VA

Recruiting/Accessions Officer
2012

CHIEF FEDERAL JUDGE LORETTA PRESKA (S.D.N.Y.), New York, NY

Judicial Extern
2010

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY, West Point, NY

Assistant Professor & Executive Officer
2009

MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD, Baghdad, IRAQ

Senior Trial Counsel
2006

1ST CAVALRY DIVISION, FORT BRAGG, NC

Trial Counsel
Chief, Legal Assistant Office
Administrative Law Attorney
2005

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, Ashland, OH

Assistant District Attorney
2004

UNITED NATIONS, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, The Hague, Netherlands

Judicial Clerk Extern
2001

FEDERAL JUDGE JOHN M. MANOS (N.D. OHIO), Cleveland, Ohio

Judicial Extern

Education

LL.M., United States Army, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, 2015

M.B.A., The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, 2005

J.D., Case Western Reserve University, School of Law, 2002

B.A., The University of Michigan, 1999

Mediator Certification, Tulane University, Law School & Humboldt University, 2000

Related Credentials

Head Coach, Varsity Men’s Crew Team, United States Military Academy
2010-1013

Assistant Coach, Men’s Crew Team - New York Athletic Club (NYAC)
2011

EMT Certification, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
2017

Wilderness EMT Certification, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
2017

Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star
2016 & 2009

Meritorious Service Medal
2017, 2013 & 2010

Army Commendation Medal
2014 & 2008

Army Achievement Medal
2015

Parachutist Badge – Airborne Qualified
2006

Other Honors

Coach Mike Krzyzewski Award
2013

External Memberships and Associations

State of Ohio
2002

United States Supreme Court
2009

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
2015

National District Attorneys Association
NDAA

News, Media, & Events

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23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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Cheer Up Admiral Sims!! There Still is No Naval War College

Apr. 20, 2018
U.S. Naval Institute
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