Lieutenant Colonel Alan L. Schuller, U.S. Marine Corps, served as an artillery officer before becoming a judge advocate. He has performed duties as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and unit commander. Lt Col Schuller served as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) while deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.

He deployed in 2013 as the SJA for Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response in support of operations in U.S. Africa Command. He deployed again in 2014 as SJA of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and supported operations in U.S. Central Command. Lt Col Schuller currently serves as an Associate Director of the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College.

Lt Col Schuller holds an LL.M. in National Security Law from Georgetown University Law Center and serves on the Control Team for the annual National Security Crisis Law Simulation. Lt Col Schuller’s publications include Inimical Inceptions of Imminence: A New Approach to Anticipatory Self-Defense Under the Law of Armed Conflict, in the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, and At the Crossroads of Control: The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence in Autonomous Weapon Systems with International Humanitarian Law in Harvard Law School’s National Security Journal.