LCDR Christopher Hart

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LCDR Christopher Hart

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LCDR Christopher Hart is a master instructor in the U.S. Naval Academy's (USNA) Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department. He currently teaches the “Law of Armed Conflict” and “International Law of the Sea” electives, as well as the senior-level core course “Law for Naval Leaders.”  In his time teaching at the Naval Academy he has also taught courses in leadership, ethics, and economics. He serves as the USNA Law of Armed Conflict Competition Director, in which role he serves as a faculty advisor and coach to midshipmen competing in various international humanitarian law competitions. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 2009, LCDR Hart served as a division officer on the USS ALBANY (SSN 753) in Norfolk Virginia, where he completed a European Command (EUCOM) deployment. He then served as the Reactor Plant Technology Division Director at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina. He next completed a department head tour as the Engineer Officer on the USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740), which included an Engineered Refueling Overhaul, homeport shift from Norfolk to Kings Bay, and two strategic deterrent patrols.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, a Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and a B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy. He is a candidate for his J.D. at the University of Maryland School of Law with an expected graduation in July 2024.

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