25 November 2020, 18:30-20:00
US Army/SSGT JACOB N. BAILEY
This Military Briefing will provide participants with an overview of the US Department of Defense (DoD) structure and policy-making procedures at the strategic level in Washington. It will then proceed to contrast that level with the structure and tactical decision-making in the US military. The speaker will focus in particular on how high-level strategic decisions are ‘operationalized’ at the tactical level.
Lt. Col. John Cherry is a Deputy Chair and Military Professor at the Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College. He was commissioned in August 1997 and has served in a variety of assignments, including Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Staff Judge Advocate, 2d Marine Logistics Group; and Assistant Professor of International and Operational Law and Vice Chair, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. In 2004, he deployed to Guantanamo Bay serving as Legal Advisor for the Combat Status Review Tribunals. In 2010, Lt. Col. Cherry deployed to Delaram, Afghanistan, as the Regimental Judge Advocate for 2d Marine Regiment. Lt. Col. Cherry and his wife, Jayme, have four children: Johnny (7), Jackie (5), James (4), and Joey (2).
This Military Briefing will take place online on the platform Zoom.
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