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Joel Hood

U.S. Marine Corps


Last updated: Jan 10, 2022

Joel Hood is a Marine Corps Judge Advocate and Foreign Area Officer. He is the Marine Corps’ Representative at the Center for Law and Military Operations (CLAMO) within the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS). His portfolio at CLAMO includes training attorneys in the joint targeting cycle and collateral damage estimation, serving as the editor-in-chief of the National Security Law Quarterly, and multinational legal interoperability. Previously, he served as officer-in-charge for the legal assistance office and also trial defense counsel for Legal Services Support Team-Kaneohe Bay. He deployed as an Operational Law Attorney in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and has supported several engagements with U.S. multinational partners. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University, his Master of Public Administration from Indiana University, and his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University.

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