BG Shane Reeves

Colonel Shane Reeves

BG Shane Reeves

Dean of the Academic Board, West Point
Founder | Lieber

Shane Reeves is a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. He is the 15th Dean of the Academic Board of the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. He was the Founder and Co-Director of the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare. Brigadier General Reeves previously served as Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Brigadier General Reeves frequently speaks and writes on the law of armed conflict and use of force issues. He co-edited U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice published by Oxford University Press, is the Managing Editor of the Lieber Studies Series published by Oxford University Press, has authored numerous publications, and contributed to national security blogs such as Lawfare and Just Security. He also teaches the Law of Armed Conflict and Constitutional and Military Law to Cadets at West Point.

A 1996 West Point graduate, Brigadier General Reeves was commissioned as an Armor officer and served as a platoon leader, fire support officer, and troop executive officer with 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. After attending law school, Colonel (Promotable) Reeves transitioned into the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2003. Since becoming a Judge Advocate, he has served in a number of legal positions including: as the Chief of Legal Assistance, Ft. Riley, Kansas; Brigade Judge Advocate for 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Taji, Iraq; Senior Trial Counsel, 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, Kansas; Professor of International and Operational Law at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia and most recently served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at Joint Special Operations Command, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.

Brigadier General Reeves holds an LL.M in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General's School, and a Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary.

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