Dunlap honored for lifetime achievement and service by International Society of Military Ethicists
The International Society of Military Ethicists presented Dunlap with its highest honor at its annual conference this month.
Professor Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. was presented with the International Society of Military Ethicists’ highest honor at its annual conference July 9 in Colorado Springs.
Dunlap received the Brigadier General Malham M. Wakin, USAF (Ret.) Founders Award for lifetime achievement and service in the field of ethics and the military profession. It was the third time the organization has presented the award.
The International Society of Military Ethicists is an organization of military professionals, academics and others formed to discuss ethical issues relevant to the military. This year’s conference theme was “War Machine Ethics.”
The society’s president, Lt. Gen. Chris Miller, USAF (Ret.), presented Dunlap with the award, citing his leadership “in and out of the uniform as a thinker and a doer.” Dr. George Lucas, Distinguished Chair of Ethics Emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy, called Dunlap “a force of nature,” recapping his career and contributions to the broader understanding of ethics and law in national security and military service.
Dunlap retired from the Air Force in June 2010 after a 34-year career in the Judge Advocate General Corps, during which he achieved the rank of major general.
At Duke Law he teaches courses including National Security Law, International Law of Armed Conflict, and Use of Force in International Law.
As executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Dunlap annually organizes the National Security Law Conference (LENS Conference) at Duke Law, which attracts top speakers and leaders from the military, government, think tanks, and business. The 27th annual LENS Conference was held in February.