Charles N. Pede

Charles Pede

Charles N. Pede

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Lieutenant General (Retired) Charles N. Pede teaches the law of armed conflict and foreign relations law. He graduated from the University of Virginia receiving a commission through R.O.T.C. Lieutenant General Pede thereafter attended the University of Virginia Law School. He holds an LLM in Military Law and a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Lieutenant General Pede attended the Judge Advocate Officer Basic and Graduate Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served as the 40th Judge Advocate General of the Army, the senior uniformed legal position in the Department of the Army. Lieutenant General Pede supervised a worldwide law firm of over ten thousand lawyers, paralegals and support staff. Prior to his duties as the Judge Advocate General he served as the Chief Judge of the Army’s Court of Criminal Appeals. Lieutenant General Pede also commanded the Department of Defense’s only accredited legal degree granting institution, the Judge Advocate General’s School. During his 37 years of service he served as defense attorney, prosecutor, congressional liaison, professor and general counsel to large Army installations and organizations. Lieutenant General Pede overseas deployments included OPERATION PROVIDE COMFORT, Army Forces-Turkey; OPERATION RESTORE HOPE, Mogadishu, Somalia; OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq.

  • The Law of Armed Conflict
  • Foreign Relations Law