Lieutenant Randy Leonard, USN
Lieutenant Leonard is an Assistant Professor of Military Law at the United States Naval Academy, where he teaches courses on military law and leadership. LT Leonard attended Yale University for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in political science, captained the Yale Baseball Team, and earned a high school teaching certification in history and social studies. LT Leonard then returned to his home state of Florida, where he earned his juris doctor from the University of Florida. LT Leonard commissioned through the JAG Corps' Student Program on August 7, 2007.
After graduating from Officer Development School and Naval Justice School in August 2008, LT Leonard reported to Naval Legal Service Office North Central in Washington, DC. There, LT Leonard worked primarily as a Defense Counsel and as a representative for injured Sailors and Marines at the Navy's Physical Evaluation Board.
In 2011, LT Leonard deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a member of the Rule of Law Field Force-Afghanistan, LT Leonard partnered with Afghan prosecutors and judges in rural Kandahar Province to improve the Afghan criminal and civil justice systems.
LT Leonard reported to the Naval Academy in June 2012.