Andrew Norris, CAPT.
Senior Coast Guard Advisor
CAPTAIN ANDREW NORRIS is a Coast Guard judge advocate, currently serving as the Coast Guard service chair and as a member of the Joint Military Operations faculty at the Naval War College. He is a judge on the Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals, and an adjunct faculty member at Rogers Williams Law School, where he teaches a law of the sea elective. He has numerous publications to his credit, most recently a monograph entitled Legal Issues Relating to Unmanned Maritime Systems, published in May 2013 by the International Law Department, U.S. Naval War College. He also co-edited (with Brigadier General (ret.) Ken Watkin, Canadian Forces) U.S. Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 88, Non-international Armed Conflict in the Twenty-First Century (Newport: U.S. Naval War College, 2012). He has been in the Coast Guard since 1994, after graduating (with honors) from the University of Florida School of Law in 1993. Prior to attending law school, Captain Norris was a line officer in the U.S. Navy, earning his Surface Warfare Officer qualification while serving as a division officer aboard USS KIDD (DDG 993) from 1985-1989. He deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1987, and participated in the "tanker wars" as part of Operation Earnest Will.
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