CPT Thomas Wheatley

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CPT Thomas Wheatley

Assistant Professor | Dept. of Law, West Point

Captain Thomas N. Wheatley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He teaches Constitutional and Military Law (LW403). Before coming to USMA, Captain Wheatley was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, where he most recently served as the Brigade Judge Advocate for the 16th Military Police Brigade. While at Fort Liberty, Captain Wheatley also served as an administrative law attorney and national security law attorney for Joint Task Force Dragon, a multinational effort falling under USAREUR-AF's Operation European Assure, Deter, and Reinforce, stood up in support of the Ukrainian armed forces and allied partners following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Prior to his time at Fort Liberty, Captain Wheatley was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he served as the Military Justice Advisor to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, with whom he completed an operational rotation to Korea in 2020. Captain Wheatley is a graduate of the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course and the United States Army Airborne School. A proud Kansan, Captain Wheatley is from Lawrence, Kansas. He holds a B.S. in Homeland Security from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Daytona Beach, Florida, and originally commissioned out of ERAU's Army ROTC program in 2014. In 2017, Captain Wheatley earned his J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. His research interests include those involving the U.S. Constitution and its precepts, especially where matters of free speech, religious liberty, the Law of Armed Conflict, public international law, and national security law are implicated.

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