Eric Carpenter

Eric Carpenter

Professor Eric Carpenter routinely provides relevant, insightful, engaging, and unbiased commentary on military justice, sexual violence, and the death penalty to the media, including The Today Show, CBS Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and the Associated Press.

He has lived and worked in the world of military justice. He served in the Army as a helicopter pilot and is a graduate of Ranger School and Airborne School. He was a judge advocate, serving as prosecutor, supervising defense counsel, and Chair of the Criminal Law Department at the Army’s law school. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2003.

He is still active in death penalty litigation. He is a consultant on the military commission trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and continues to advise judge advocates who defend service members in capital courts-martial. While in the Army, he served as the lead defense attorney on a capital murder case and was part of the task force that wrote the current regulations for capital litigation in the Army.

Today, he actively works to improve the legislation and law enforcement of sexual assault. As an elected member of the American Law Institute, he works on the ALI’s project to reform the Model Penal Code’s sexual assault and related provisions. While in the Army, he helped develop training and policy to address the sexual assault issue in the military.