Dennis L. Mandsager, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Retired)/J.D.

Dennis L. Mandsager, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Retired)/J.D.

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Dennis Mandsager is a Professor of Law in the US Naval War College’s International Law Department. He joined the Navy in 1964 and is a retired Navy Captain who served for 30 years as a surface warfare officer and judge advocate.  He is a Navy ROTC graduate of Iowa State University (B.S. Economics) and a graduate of  Salve Regina University (M.A. International Relations), the Naval War College, and the University of Kansas School of Law (J.D.).                         

Line officer assignments include USS MCMORRIS (DE-1036), USS WHIPPLE (DE-1062, and Naval Advisory Team Qui Nhon, Vietnam. His international law assignments as a judge advocate included: Naval War College faculty, Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, Commander in Chief Atlantic Command, and Commander in Chief Atlantic Command staffs; Fleet Judge Advocate, Commander SEVENTH FLEET; Director, Navy JAG International Law Division; Deputy DOD/JCS Representative for Ocean Policy Affairs; Legal Advisor, Office of the Deputy CNO (Plans, Policy, and Operations); Fleet Judge Advocate, U.S. Pacific Fleet; and Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Pacific Command.
Professor Mandsager is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and ASIL’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed conflict, and the Federal Bar Association.  He is an elected member of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and serves on its Council and on the faculty of the Military Department.

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