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Mr. Harry Lee Dorsey
Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs
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Profile photo -- Harry Lee Dorsey
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Professor Harry L. Dorsey assumed responsibilities as Dean of Faculty & Academic Program in July 2016. He served as the Interim Commandant (2013) and Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs at NDU’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy from 2009 - 2014. Previously, he served as Professor of Grand Strategy, Professor of Acquisition, Director of the Elective Studies Program, and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Programs. He was advisor to the NDU International Student Management Office from 2014 – 2106.
Prior to his arrival at the Eisenhower School in 2002, Professor Dorsey served with distinction in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 24 years, retiring in the grade of Colonel. While on active duty, Professor Dorsey specialized in contract and fiscal law. He gained weapon system acquisition experience, while serving as Contract Law Attorney and later as Branch Chief in the Adversary Proceedings Division, at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, located at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. While assigned as a Litigation Attorney, in the Office of The Judge Advocate General, Washington, D.C., he litigated contract disputes and bid protests in the Federal courts.
Professor Dorsey served overseas for five years, as Contract Law Advisor assigned to the U.S. Contracting Agency in Frankfurt, Germany, and later, as the Chief of the Contract Law Division, in the Office of the Judge Advocate, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe, in Heidelberg, Germany. In this capacity, he was instrumental in formulating the contracting concept of operations for U.S. Forces in Hungary and Croatia.
He served twice as a Staff Judge Advocate, first at the U.S. Army Signal Command and U.S. Army Military Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and later at the Military Traffic Management Command, the Army component command of U.S. Transportation Command.
Professor Dorsey served as a faculty member at the Judge Advocate General’s School, an American Bar Association accredited law school, from 1990-1994. During his tenure there, he served as an Instructor, the Senior Instructor, and finally, as Department Chair and Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law and held the Gilbert A. Cuneo Chair of Government Contact Law.
He is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Education: A.B. Cum Laude, Wheeling Jesuit University, 1973; J.D., Duquesne University, 1977; U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Honor Graduate, 1991; Defense Systems Management College, 1993; Master of Science Degree National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces and Senior Acquisition Course, Distinguished Graduate, 1999.