Kevin M. Brew, J.D., LL.M

Military Professor Stockton Center for International Law
Capt., U.S. Navy
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CAPT Kevin Brew, JAGC, USN is currently assigned as a military professor at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. CAPT Brew has been an instructor at the Naval Justice School, the Naval War College, and the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey, California) as well as an adjunct instructor in support of the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies. In June 2018 CAPT Brew deployed for a 1-year assignment as the Staff Judge Advocate, Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), in Djibouti, Africa. At CJTF-HOA, he has engaged with and trained foreign forces throughout East Africa, including in Somalia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Counterterrorism
  • International Law
  • Middle East
  • Piracy
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Russia

Professional Highlights


Newport, RI

Assigned as Executive Director Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College.


Assigned as Fleet/Force Judge Advocate U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, FIFTH Fleet, CMF (Bahrain).

Newport, RI

Assigned as a Military Professor, Joint Military Operations U.S. Naval War College.

Kabul, Afghanistan

Deployed to NATO Training Mission Afghanistan ( NTM-A), Senior Legal Advisor, Ministry of Interior and Afghan National Police.

Rome, Italy

Assigned as Military Legal Advisor, U.S. Embassy Rome.

Baghdad, Iraq

Deployed as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate/Legal Advisor, Multi-National Forces, Iraq (MNF-I).

Naples, Italy

Assigned as Executive Officer, Regional Legal Service Officer Europe/Southwest Asia (HQ Naples) with offices in Djibouti, Bahrain, Souda Bay Crete (Greece), Athens (Greece), Sigonella (Sicily, Italy), LaMaddelena (Sardinia, Italy), Rota (Spain), London (UK), and Keflavik (Iceland).

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Assigned as Staff Judge Advocate, Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

Tampa, Florida

Assigned as Chief International & Operational Law, U.S. Special Operations Command.

USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) homeported Norfolk, Virginia

Assigned as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate/Discipline officer ("DISCO").


J.D., Pepperdine University

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies (with distinction)

LL.M, Boston University, International Banking

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, International Law/National Security Law (with distinction)

B.A., Rutgers University, History

News, Media, & Events

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game: 2019

Dec. 06, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, 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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