Brigadier General R. Patrick Huston
Brigadier General R. Patrick Huston is the Commanding General of The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Legal Center and School, the federal government’s only ABA-accredited law school. General Huston’s current work focuses on the legal and ethical development and use of artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, and other emerging technologies.
General Huston started his military career as an Army Ranger and spent five years as a 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.
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.