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COL (Ret.) James Robinette

Assistant Professor
US Army

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Phone: (845) 938-2488

Jim Robinette is currently a Visiting Professor from Purdue University at  the Department of Law, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.  Before joining academia, he served 30 years in the Army, with several tours as a Staff Judge Advocate (at the United States Military Academy, at the United States Army's Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Virginia, at the First Armored Division, both in Wiesbaden, Germany, as well as in northern Iraq, and at the Eighth Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii). Before that, he served multiple tours as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate (25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, Combined and Joint Task Force 180 in Bagram, Afghanistan, and Tenth Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York). He was also an Assistant/Associate Professor (The Judge Advocate General's School of the Army in Charlottesville, Virginia), teaching environmental law, advanced military personnel law, and investigations. Additionally, he was an Environmental Law Attorney at the Army's Environmental Law Division in Arlington, Virginia, concentrating his work on natural and cultural resources law, international environmental law, and the National Environmental Policy Act. In addition to these assignments, he had company and field grade positions with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at Fort Riley, Kansas, and armor and cavalry duties as a lieutenant in Germany and Southwest Asia (First Armored Division and Second Armored Cavalry Regiment, in Katterbach, Vilseck, and Amberg, Germany, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm).