LCDR Cynthia J. Parmley

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LCDR Cynthia J. Parmley

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LCDR Cynthia J. Parmley, JAGC, USN is currently the Navy Military Professor at the Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  She is a 2021 U.S. Navy/ICAP (International Career Advancement Program) Fellow.

LCDR Parmley has over a decade of experience in the international sector. In the Navy she has specialized in operational law with a particular focus on special operations, sensitive activities, and unique international jurisdictional matters. LCDR Parmley served as the first Chief, Operational Law, and Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Operations Group-Europe, at U.S. Special Operations Command Europe in Stuttgart, Germany. She has also served as Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain; and as a Judge Advocate at U.S. Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

Prior to her Naval service, LCDR Parmley worked as an intern and policy officer at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of African Affairs, at U.S. Embassy Libreville, Gabon and the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Washington, DC.

LCDR Parmley holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies with High Distinction from UC Berkeley; a Diplôme d’échange from Sciences Po Paris; and a MA in International Affairs and a JD from George Washington University.

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