Spring 2017 Alumnus in Residence Lecture & Reception
Lecture 4:00 p.m. (Room 200)
Reception 5:00 p.m. (West Foyer)
Colonel (Retired) Richard Pregent, U.S. Army, served as a Judge Advocate for nearly thirty years. He was posted to a variety of operational billets in Central America, Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. These tours included Rwanda in 1994; NATO LEGAD for Kosovo Forces 2001-2002; NATO LEGAD for Allied Forces South 2002-2004; Deputy General Counsel for the Coalition Provisional Authority during the occupation of Iraq; and a second tour in Iraq as the Director of the Law and Order Task Force as well as the Interagency Rule of Law Coordinating Center 2008-2009. His last active duty position was as the Chief of the International and Operational Law Division at the US Army Office of The Judge Advocate General. From 2011 to 2016 he served as the legal advisor to NATO’s Allied Command Counter-intelligence. He is now serving in a Defense Senior Intelligence Leader post as the National Security Legal Advisor at the Army’s Office of The Judge Advocate General.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College (1976), his Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School (1979), and his Masters of Law from the US Army Judge Advocate General’s School (1990). His publications include Torture, Interrogation, Counter-terrorism and the Rule of Law, Chapter 20 of Counter Terrorism International Law and Practice, Oxford University Press (2012) and NATO, Cyber Defense, and International Law, St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol.4, No. 1. (Fall 2013).
COL Pregent is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre national du Merite (France). His other awards include the Legion of Merit (1OLC), Bronze Star (1OLC), Defense and Army Meritorious Service Medals, Joint and Humanitarian Service Medals. He wore the Parachutist, Department of the Army and Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badges.