Army Major Dimitri J. Facaros is a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, and a training officer and teaching fellow at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) in Sanremo, Italy. He teaches the legal aspects of International Humanitarian Law, human rights, and advanced topics in the law of war.
Major Facaros studied Communications and English at The State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors, magna cum laude. Major Facaros was also a student-athlete, having played American football. Major Facaros received his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and earned his Master of Laws (LLM) from The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.
His previous duties include National Security Law Attorney, U.S. Army Africa/Southern European Task Force, Caserma Ederle, Italy; Chief of Claims, Special Victims’ Counsel and Legal Assistance Attorney, Caserma Ederle, Italy; Chief, Client Services, Foreign Claims Attorney, Special Victims’ Counsel, and Commanders’ Emergency Response Program (CERP) Legal Advisor, 10th Infantry Division-Forward (United States Forces Afghanistan) Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; Trial Defense Counsel, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Military Justice & Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Legal Assistance Attorney and Tax Officer-in-Charge, Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
(The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, the Department of Defense, or any other agency of the U.S. government.)