COL Joshua F. Berry

Joshua Berry

COL Joshua F. Berry

Managing Director | Lieber
Deputy Head | Dept. of Law, West Point

Colonel Josh Berry is the Deputy Head of the Department of Law, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Prior to his selection to serve at West Point, Colonel Berry served in the Office of The Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, Department of the Army, as the Chief of Strategic Plans and then as the Deputy Chief of the National Security Law Division.

Originally commissioned as a Field Artillery officer, after serving as a lieutenant in a field artillery battalion, he was selected for the Funded Legal Education Program, and after graduation from law school, transitioned to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  Colonel Berry has extensive experience serving as a legal advisor in conventional and special operations forces, from the tactical to the strategic level, with several deployments to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also served as a professor in the International and Operational Law Department, The Judge Advocate General’s School, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Colonel Berry holds a LL.M from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College, a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy. He served as an Associate Editor on The Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, won the 2012 Richard R. Baxter Military from the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society, and won the 2022 Military Officer Association of American award for excellence in writing at the National War College.

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