Brigadier General Patrick Huston recently served as the Commanding General of The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Legal Center and School, the federal government’s only ABA-accredited law school, and as the Hugh J. Clausen Professor and Distinguished Chair of Leadership.
General Huston’s current work focuses on the legal and ethical development and use of artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, and other emerging technologies. He is one of five active generals who oversee the Army’s legal team of over 10,000 attorneys and paralegals, including the integration of technology into legal workflows.
General Huston started his military career as an Army Ranger and helicopter pilot in Europe. He then attended law school and became a military prosecutor in Korea. General Huston has completed five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been the General Counsel of three major defense organizations: the 101st Airborne Division, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from West Point, a law degree from the University of Colorado, an LL.M in Criminal Law from the JAG School, and a Master’s of Strategy from the Army War College.