Professor Gary Corn is the director of the Technology, Law & Security Program and an adjunct professor of cyber and national security law and the law of armed conflict. A recognized expert on the intersection of cyber and national security law and policy, Professor Corn joined TLS after serving twenty-six years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a military attorney practicing national security law at the highest levels within the Department of Defense. His final five years he served as the Staff Judge Advocate (General Counsel) to U.S. Cyber Command. Professor Corn is a frequent, and highly-sought out speaker at international and national conferences and has published numerous articles, book chapters, and blog posts, including in the American Journal of International Law, The Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, the Texas International Law Journal, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, on Lawfare, Just Security, and the Lieber Institute’s Articles of War. He has contributed chapters to several Oxford University Press books and is a co-author of National Security Law and the Constitution (Wolters Kluwer)(2020).
During his military career, Professor Corn served in various positions at the brigade, division, and corps level, including multiple times as a military prosecutor, civil litigator, and operational law attorney. His assignments include serving as a Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Operational Law Branch Chief in the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, the Staff Judge Advocate to U.S. Army South, a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, and on deployment as the Chief of International Law for Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan. Professor Corn received a JD from the George Washington University, a BA in International Relations from Bucknell University, an LLM from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and an MA in National Security Studies from the United States Army War College. He is also a graduate of the Escola de Comando e Estado Maior do Exército do Brasil (Command and General Staff College of the Brazilian Army).
Professor Corn is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Law & National Security, a member of the editorial board of the Georgetown Journal of National Security Law and Policy, an Advisory Board Director for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, a Senior Fellow at the Army Cyber Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Lieber Institute for Law & Land Warfare, an advisor to the International Code of Conduct Association, and a former Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats at the R Street Institute.