Gary D. Solis
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., San Diego State; J.D., University of California, Davis; LL.M., George Washington; Ph.D., London School of Economics & Political Science
B.A., San Diego State College; J.D., University of California, Davis; LL.M., George Washington University; Ph.D., The London School of Economics and Political Science. Gary Solis...Continue Reading
B.A., San Diego State College; J.D., University of California, Davis; LL.M., George Washington University; Ph.D., The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Gary Solis is a retired Marine with 26 years active service, including tours of Vietnam duty, where he was a company commander (armor) and, later, a judge advocate and military judge. After military retirement he earned a doctorate in the law of war and taught on the London School of Economics' law faculty for three years before joining the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy. He headed West Point's law of war program for six years, receiving Phi Kappa Phi's distinguished teaching award and, in 2006, the Apgar Award as the Military Academy's outstanding instructor, after which he promptly retired again. He remains a West Point adjunct professor.
He was a 2006-07 Library of Congress scholar in residence, and is a member of the American Law Institute. He is on the editorial board of the ICRC's International Review of the Red Cross. His books are Marines and Military Law in Vietnam; and Son Thang: An American War Crime; and The Law of Armed Conflict (American Society of International Law 2010 Certificate of Merit).