Melissa A. Harvison, LL.M.

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Biography

Cmdr. Melissa Harvison is an assistant professor for the Joint Military Operations department. She most recently received a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College. During her career, she has served as the legal advisor at various levels of command both at sea and shore, joint and multinational commands. Serving more than 10 years overseas and at sea, including a deployment to Iraq and an assignment to NATO, Harvison gained significant expertise in operational, international and administrative law.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • International Law
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • National Security
  • NATO
  • Operational Warfare
  • Piracy
  • Policy
  • Rules of Engagement
  • South China Sea
  • UNCLOS

Professional Highlights

2018

Military Professor, U.S. Naval War College, Joint Military Operations Department

2017

Student, U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare

2014

Legal Advisor, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, Portugal

2011

Legal Counsel, Naval Personnel Command

2009

Staff Judge Advocate, Carrier Strike Group TWELVE/USS ENTERPRISE Strike Group

2008

Student, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School

2007

Chief Detention Operations, Multinational Corps Iraq

2004

Department Head, Administrative Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General

2002

Trial Counsel, Trial Service Office Europe and Southeast Asia, Italy

1998

Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas Support Activity, Guam

Education

LL.M., The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Law (focus International/Operational Law)

J.D., Mercer University, Law

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.A., Kennesaw State College, Business Administration

Related Credentials

Georgia Bar, Member

Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star

Various military awards and decorations

External Memberships and Associations

Georgia Bar Association
Member

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