International Studies, John Hopkins; Foreign Service, Georgetown; J.D., Georgetown
B.A. (International Studies), General and Departmental Honors, Johns Hopkins and Johns Hopkins Bologna Center; M.S. (Foreign Service), J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown. From 1983 until 2003, he served on both active duty and in the Reserves as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate, retiring in 2013 as a Colonel. For 20 years, he served as a Reservist in the U.S. Army Office of the Judge Advocate General, including as the Assistant Chief (IMA) of the International and Operational Law Division. His last duty assignment was with the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, where he served as Deputy Counsel and Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Element. Professor Schoettler is the co-author of The War on Terror and the Laws of War: A Military Perspective, published by Oxford University Press (2d ed. 2015) and The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach, published by Wolters Kluwer (2d ed. 2019). Outside his academic pursuits, Professor Schoettler works as deputy general counsel of an energy company in the Washington, D.C. area, where he specializes in public and private international law in the field of nuclear energy.