General Patrick HustonAssistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations (MLO) at U.S. Army
Brigadier General Patrick Huston is the Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law
and Operations (MLO) in the Pentagon. He oversees international legal engagements,
criminal prosecutions and government appeals for the Army. He also supervises the legal
teams that provide advice on national security law, contract actions, administrative law and
criminal law. He is focused on the legal and ethical development and use of artificial
intelligence, autonomous weapons, cybersecurity and other emerging technologies. He
also supports diversity and inclusion initiatives as part of talent management for the JAG
Corps, one of the world's largest legal organizations.
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 Staff
Judge Advocate of three major organizations: the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the
Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
He previously served as the Commanding General of The Judge Advocate General's Legal
Center & School, the federal government’s only ABA-accredited law school, and
supervised the Army's global Trial Defense Service (TDS).
General Huston 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. His decorations include the Defense
Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal. He has also
earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army
Staff Identification Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge (U.S.), and multiple foreign parachute