Kevin Michael Brew, LL.M.

Associate Professor International Programs
Capt., U.S. Navy, Retired
Kevin Michael Brew faculty photo


An associate professor in the U.S. Naval War College’s Office of International Programs, Kevin Brew returned to the college’s faculty in 2022. A former Navy Judge Advocate, he retired in December 2019 after 29 years of active duty service at the rank of captain. He previously served as a Joint Military Operations Military Professor (2011-2014) and also as an International Law Military Professor and deputy of the Stockton Center at the Naval War College (2016-2018). He presently serves as an associate professor in support of the new Maritime Security and Governance Staff Course.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Counterterrorism
  • International Law
  • Piracy
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights


Africa Regional Program Director, DIILS

After retirement from the Navy, served as the Africa Regional Program Director at the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies (DIILS) overseeing myriad security cooperation programs throughout Africa.

Staff Judge Advocate, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa

One year final deployment (2018-2019) as SJA, CJTF-HOA supporting Commander and staff for combat, security cooperation, and crisis operations in East Africa.

Force/Fleet Judge Advocate, COMUSNAVENT/C5F/CMF

Fleet/Force Judge Advocate for Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) in the Kingdom of Bahrain (2014-2016).

Advisor to Afghan Security Forces NATO Training Mission Afghanistan

Advisor to Afghan Ministry of Interior/Afghan National Police Forces legal advisors.

Military Legal Advisor U.S. Embassy Rome

Two year+ tour as military legal advisor to Chief of Mission, Senior Defense Official, Chief Office of Security Cooperation and other key Embassy Staff. Focus primarily on international relations, international law, treaties, basing agreements, and NATO operations.

Deputy, Staff Judge Advocate, Multi-National Forces-Iraq

Deputy Legal Advisor to Commander, MNF-I from 2005-2006 regarding full spectrum of operations in Iraq.


LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, International Law, with distinction

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security Studies, with distinction

J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law

B.A., Rutgers University, History

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