Dru Brenner-Beck is an attorney in private practice in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and consults and writes on international law and the law of armed conflict, as well as the Guantanamo military commissions.
She served in the U.S. Army initially as a Military Intelligence officer, serving as a tactical intelligence officer for an Infantry Brigade, and then as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1992-2004. As a Judge Advocate, LTC (Ret.) Brenner-Beck served worldwide as a prosecutor, an administrative law attorney, an Army litigator, the Chief of Military and Civil Law for the US Army, Europe, and as Deputy General Counsel for the Department of the Army Inspector General. After retirement she served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
She has written numerous book chapters and legal articles dealing with international humanitarian law, US treaty practice, and military and criminal law issues. She graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Boston University’s School of Law and earned an LL.M in military law from the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School. She served as President of the National Institute of Military Justice from 2014-2020, and is now a Director on NIMJ’s Board of Directors.