Charles J. Dunlap

Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law


Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. USAF (Ret.) is professor of the practice of law and executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law.

Dunlap served in the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for 34 years retiring with the rank of major general in the Judge Advocate Corps. He served as deputy judge advocate general from May 2006 to March 2010. He previously served as staff judge advocate at Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and at Headquarters Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas, among other leadership posts.

Dunlap's other assignments include the faculty of the Air Force Judge Advocate General School, where he taught various civil and criminal law topics. He served tours in the United Kingdom and Korea, and he deployed for operations in the Middle East and Africa, including those in support of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also led military-to-military delegations to Colombia, Uruguay, and the Czech Republic.

Dunlap's articles have been published in Stanford Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Affairs, the Wake Forest Law Review, the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, and other publications.