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The Law of Armed Conflict in the Middle East, with Maj. JJ Merriam


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Maj. John J. (JJ) Merriam is Associate Director for Law of Land Warfare at the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, US Naval war College. 

Merriam joined the faculty of the Stockton Center for International Law as Associate Director for Land Warfare and Associate Professor in June 2014 after graduating from the Naval War College with highest distinction (first in class). Before coming to the War College, Major Merriam served in a variety of international and operational law positions including as a Special Forces Group Judge Advocate and a Brigade Combat Team Judge Advocate. 

He has served in numerous overseas assignments including Germany, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His overseas operational assignments include Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Joint Special Operations Task Force – Odyssey Dawn during operations in Libya, forward-deployed to Afghanistan as Group Judge Advocate for 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and as Brigade Judge Advocate, 1st Brigade (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division (Light) in Mosul, Iraq.

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.