Law and Military Operations Professor
Develope critical thinking of diverse leaders to address ill-structured, emerging and longstanding legal concerns, strengthen global partnerships, ethical actions, rules of engagement and rule of law development. Ethics Representative, Senior Uniformed African American faculty member.
DIRECTOR – DEFENSE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STUDIES
Led primary U.S./DoD legal education agency. Represented U.S. domestically and overseas, educating intl mil/civ public students in recognized and accepted international legal norms of global human rights, ethics, rule of law, anti-corruption and the law of armed conflict.
Commanding Officer, Naval Legal Service Office, North Central
Led Navy legal services (criminal defense and legal assitance) in 26 states and Canada spanning 10 geographically separate offices in 8 states. Directed Navy and Marine Corps’ Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) medical counsel office for wounded and injured Sailors and Marines facing medical discharges
DEPUTY ASSISTANT JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, U.S. NAVY JAG CORPS
Senior JAG Corps HR officer, Head of Recruiting and Navy JAG Diversity and Inclusion Officer Developed diversity measurement model adopted by Chief of Naval Operations. Planned, directed and executed global personnel end-strength goals for Navy JAG Corps community.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR SPECIAL STAFF & AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY’S LEGAL MENTOR Office of Military Cooperation, Afghanistan
Mentored first Afghan military legal officers though writing new the republics first National Military Courts law. Supervised Senior U.S. civilian Public Affairs, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Inspector General and Legal Affairs contractor/mentors.
DIRECTOR (ACTING) Senate Affairs Office, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs
Managed Post-September 11, 2001 legislative portfolio on military transformation. Deveopled and provided Executive level briefings to Senior DoD Secretariat and U.S. Senate regarding military affairs.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs
Led Navy Department’s Education and Training and Service Member Awards Legislative efforts.
Liaison for U.S Naval Academy Board of Visitors and U.S. Congress.
Responsible for Navy’s Capitol Hill Legislative Fellows.
Navy power, weapons and communication systems.
LP.D., Northeastern University, Law and Policy
LL.M., The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, Law
J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Law
M.S., National Intelligence University/Joint Military Intelligence College, Strategic Intelligence
M.S., Troy State University, International Relations
M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies
B.S., Northeastern University, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Navy Business Course Graduate, Naval Postgraduate School
Seminar XXI, Foreign Politics, International Relations & The National Interest Fellow - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Topical Research Intern - Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), Patrick AFB
C.V. or Resume
U.S. Supreme Court Bar
U.S. Criminal Court for the Armed Forces Bar
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Research Contributions and Publications
“The Role of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Protecting Civilians”
South Sudan’s Challenges: Peacemaking, Democratic Accountability, and National Stability
Chapter Co-author; S. C. Roach & D. K. Hudson (Editors)
London, New York: Routledge
DEOMI Heritage Series Pamphlet 99-3
Awards and Decorations
Numerous Military Awards and Decorations
U.S. Navy’s National Honoree
NAACP National Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award
Hall of Fame Inductee
Schenectady, NY School System
External Memberships and Associations
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
DoD Recovering, Wounded, Ill and Injured Members of the Armed Forces’ Task Force
Rhode Island Black Heritage
Acting Chair/Board Member
Jacksonville Boys and Girls Clubs, Jacksonville, FL
Former President, Board of Directors
Jacksonville YMCA, Ortega Little League, and Volunteer Jacksonville
Former Board Member
Leadership Rhode Island, MU II Class
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated