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David Graham (U.S. Army, Ret.)

David Graham

Mr. Graham is Associate Director for Programs and a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for National Security Law. He is the former Executive Director of the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (LCS), having served in that capacity for 14 years. Mr. Graham is a retired Army Officer with 31 years of experience as a Military Attorney, or Judge Advocate. He has an extensive background in International Law, with a mix of assignments in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, and played a seminal role in developing the field of Operational Law. Mr. Graham has a long standing relationship with the LCS and the University of Virginia, as he has served as a professor, a Department head, and Academic Director of the School, as well as the Director of the Center for Law and Military Operations, now an integral part of the Legal Center and School. He is a published author in multiple legal journals and has lectured extensively in both US and international fora. His education includes: Texas A&M University, BA in History, 1966; The George Washington University, MA in International Affairs, 1968; The University of Texas School of Law, JD, 1971; Certificate, The Hague Academy of International Law, 1977. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of The National War College and a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. He currently serves as a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security and is admitted to: the Supreme Court of Texas, the Court of Military Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.