COL Walter Hudson, USA

Deputy Chair and Assistant Professor, National Security and Economic Policy

Eisenhower School


Colonel Walter M. Hudson, USA, is currently Assistant Professor and Deputy Chair, National Security and Economic Policy Department, The Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University.  Previous assignments include: Senior Legal Advisor/Staff Judge Advocate, US Army Central Command, 2012-15; Senior Legal Advisor/Staff Judge Advocate, ISAF Joint Command and I Corps, Afghanistan, 2011-12; Staff Judge Advocate, 2d Infantry Division, Korea, 2006-07; Observer-Trainer, Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 2004-06; Instructor, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 2003-04; Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany and Baghdad, Iraq, 2001-03; and Chief, Criminal Law Division, 82d Airborne Division, FT Bragg, NC, 1995-97.  Other overseas assignments and deployments in his Army career include Panama (during Operation JUST CAUSE) and Somalia (during Operation RESTORE HOPE).  His publications include the book Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy After World War II (2015) and numerous book reviews and articles in various journals.  He has a BA in English from The Citadel; a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law; an LLM (Masters of Law) in Military Law from the Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army; a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences (MMAS) from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; a Masters in Strategic Studies (MMS) from the U.S. Army War College; and a PhD in history from Kansas State University. He is married to Laura Hudson and the father of Anna.