BRIGADIER GENERAL R. PATRICK HUSTON
General Huston is stationed in The Pentagon in Washington, DC. As the Assistant Judge Advocate General, he oversees the Army’s legal teams that provide advice on contract law, criminal prosecutions and appeals, national security law, and administrative law. He is keenly focused on privacy, and the legal and ethical development of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, autonomy, cybersecurity, and other emerging technologies. He strongly supports diversity and inclusion in the JAG Corps, one of the world’s largest legal organizations with over 5,000 attorneys.
General Huston started as an Army Ranger and helicopter pilot stationed in Europe. After law school, he was a military prosecutor in Korea. General Huston completed five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was the General Counsel of three major organizations: the 101st Airborne Division, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and the U.S. Central Command. He was also the Commanding General of the federal government’s only ABA-accredited law school.
General Huston has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from West Point, a law degree from the University of Colorado, a Master’s of Law (LL.M) in Criminal Law, and a Master’s of Strategy.