Durward Elton Johnson, J.D., LL.M.

Military Professor Stockton Center for International Law
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
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U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Durward Johnson is 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

  • International Law
  • Rules of Engagement

Professional Highlights


Senior Operational Law Observer Coach Trainer, U.S. Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany


Brigade Judge Advocate (Legal Advisor), 2d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii


Expert Criminal Litigator and Training Officer, U.S. Army Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Fort Belvoir, Virginia


Trial Counsel and Operational Law Attorney, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado and Jalalabad, Afghanistan


LL.M., The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School

J.D., Loyola Law School

B.S., The University of Texas at Austin

Related Credentials

Licensed to practice law in Arizona.

Licensed before the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and Army Court of Criminal Appeals.

Research Contributions and Publications

Focusing the Deep Fight to Build Lethality: A JMRC Perspective
Army Aviation Magazine, July 2019 Issue

Enabling Multinational Operations: Understanding National Caveats To The Roe
The Operational Law Quarterly, Center for Law and Military Operations, Volume 19-2, April 2019 Issue

Brigade Liaison Officers In Multinational Operations: A Joint Multinational Readiness Center Perspective
Lessons for the Warfighter, Volume 1, Center for Army Lessons Learned, January 2019 Issue

Common Operational Picture In A Multinational Environment
Lessons for the Warfighter, Volume 1, Center for Army Lessons Learned, January 2019 Issue

What Should The Brigade Be Doing Right Now? Deconstructing The ‘Brigade Fight’
U.S. Army Infantry Magazine, October-December 2018 Issue

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