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Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (J06)

Captain Damian D. “Dom” Flatt, U.S. Navy

Captain Dom Flatt is the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Among other assignments during 26 years of active duty service, Captain Flatt served as the Fleet Judge Advocate to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; as the Principal Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Commanding Officer of Region Legal Service Office Japan; the senior legal advisor to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations; the Director of Legislation at the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs; the Executive Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy; professor of leadership, ethics and law at the U.S. Naval Academy; and as a trial defense counsel at Naval Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic.

In deployed settings, Captain Flatt served as the senior advisor to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior and the Afghan National Police - Specialized Police Units while assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; the staff judge advocate to Commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE embarked in USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) with deployments to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf; and, as the staff judge advocate to Amphibious Squadron FOUR in USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) to Western Africa, and the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas alongside the Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Captain Flatt holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and his law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He was a fellow in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI foreign policy program. Captain Flatt is entitled to wear the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit (four awards) among other personal, unit and campaign awards.

(as of February 2022)