Admiral Houck will address national security and international law

November 02, 2010

Vice Admiral James W. Houck, the 41st judge advocate general of the Navy, will visit the School of International Affairs to speak on "Critical Issues in National Security and International Law" at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, in the Apfelbaum Courtroom of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

Vice Admiral James W. Houck became the 41st judge advocate general (JAG) of the Navy on Aug. 14, 2009. As the judge advocate general, Houck is the principal military legal counsel to the secretary of the Navy and chief of Naval Operations. He leads the attorneys, enlisted legalmen, and civilian employees of the worldwide Navy JAG Corps community.

Following graduation from the United States Naval Academy, Houck qualified as a surface warfare officer aboard the destroyer USS Caron (DD 970). He then entered the Navy's Law Education Program and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. He later earned a master of laws in international and comparative law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Admiral Houck has served as legal adviser to the chief of Naval Operations; senior legal adviser to the commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command/U.S. Atlantic Fleet; legal adviser commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain; and Office of the Legal Counsel to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Hosted by Penn State Law and co-sponsored by the International Law Society, the event is open to the public.

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