Matthew Thrasher

Matthew Thrasher

Matthew Thrasher

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Matt Thrasher is a Senior Counsel (International Affairs) with the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Defense (DoD).  Mr. Thrasher focuses on international and national security law issues related to DoD’s mission abroad, including the use of force, international agreements, security and humanitarian assistance, and operations.  He advises senior DoD leadership on these issues and is a lead component of the U.S. delegations for security agreement negotiations with allies and partners. 

He served on active duty as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer and Judge Advocate (“JAG”) from 2007–16, with deployments and assignments in the Middle East, Central America, the Indo-Pacific, and the United States. 

Mr. Thrasher researches and writes on issues related to international law, administrative law, autism and disability rights, and national security. His scholarly work has appeared in the George Washington Law Review.

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