COL Winston Williams

Lieutenant Colonel Winston Williams

COL Winston Williams

Co-Director | Lieber
Head | Dept. of Law, West Point

Colonel Winston Williams is Professor and Head of the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy and Co-Director of the Lieber Institute for Law & Land Warfare. He currently teaches Constitutional and Military Law. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Articles of War and Managing Editor for Lieber Studies Series. Colonel Williams writes on law of armed conflict issues.

Colonel Williams began his military service as an Engineer Officer in 1998 and transitioned to the Judge General’s Corps upon graduation from law school in 2004. He has served in a number of legal positions advising commanders on a broad spectrum of legal issues related to criminal law, international law, and administrative law. Colonel Williams deployed to Iraq from 2006 to 2007 with 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. In addition, he served as an Associate Professor of International and Operational Law at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Colonel Williams holds a LL.M in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Florida A&M University.

Selected Publications

Articles of War Posts