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Dr. Stirling is a Lecturer in Law at the USC Gould School of Law, where he focuses on military and veterans issues. He is a long-time JAG officer in the California Army National Guard and a scholar in military law. Additionally, he is founder and chief executive officer of the Center for Law and Military Policy, a nonprofit think tank that dedicated to strengthening the legal protections of those who serve the nation in uniform.


  • –present
    CEO, Center for Law and Military Policy
  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, University of Southern California


  • 2019 
    Pepperdine University, Doctorate of Education
  • 2000 
    USC School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • 1992 
    Pomona College, Philosophy


Doctorate of Education, Army Meritorious Service Medal