Lt. Col. Matthew Krause (@mk_sur_le_lac) is the Director of the Future Concepts Directorate at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. The Future Concepts Directorate is the Army’s focal point for the study of the law of future conflict and serves as the JAG Corps’ doctrine development organization. He is a co-host of the podcast Battlefield Next, and writes on international humanitarian law and national security law.
He previously served as the Military Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice at the State Department from 2015-2017, working on issues involving atrocities committed by ISIS and the Assad regime in Syria. He is a former trial attorney, and has experience serving in operations with combat forces and during humanitarian relief efforts.
Krause is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and holds LL.M. degrees from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and Georgetown University Law Center. His primary interests are criminal accountability for atrocity crimes and building criminal cases in non-permissive environments and conflict zones.
His views are his own and do not represent the positions or policies of the U.S. government.