Captain Michael Boock, U.S. Navy, Senior Military Fellow
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As the Senior Military Fellow, CAPT Boock’s research interests are in the legalization of ethics and the divergence of ethics and law in leadership decisions. He also teaches graduate courses about ethics, law, and national security at NDU.
Before coming to INSEL, CAPT Boock served as Commanding Officer of the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Other assignments have included Commanding Officer Naval Legal Service Office, Northwest in Bremerton, Washington; Senior Military Assistant and Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense; Staff Judge Advocate for Commander, Naval Service Training Command and Commander, Naval Region Midwest in Great Lakes, Illinois; and Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chief’s of Staff and Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General for International and Operational Law.
CAPT Boock has subspecialty codes in International Law, Environmental Law, and National Security Studies. In addition, CAPT Boock was a member of the Adjunct Faculty of George Washington University Law School and has lectured at Georgetown University Law School, the Naval Academy, the National Defense University, the Naval War College, and a number of undergraduate institutions, on subjects related to international law and environmental law.
He received his BA, cum laude, from Cornell College and his JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa. He received an LLM from the University of Washington and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
CAPT Boock’s military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Joint Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards).