LTC Shane Reeves

Shane Reeves is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. A 1996 West Point graduate, Lieutenant Colonel 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, Lieutenant Colonel Reeves transitioned into the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2003.  Since becoming a Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel Reeves 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.  Lieutenant Colonel Reeves holds a LL.M in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General’s School, and a Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary. He speaks and writes often on the Law of Armed Conflict including: co-editing U.S. Military Operations: Law, Policy, and Practice published by Oxford University Press, acting as the Managing Editor of the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare Book Series published by Oxford University Press, and has a number of publications available for viewing at At West Point, Lieutenant Colonel Reeves teaches the Law of Armed Conflict and Constitutional and Military Law.  

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