Small Wars Journal

Nicholas J. Lorusso


Colonel Nicholas J. Lorusso, U.S. Army Reserves, most recently served as the commander of the 91st Legal Operations Detachment in Darien, Illinois.  He earned a BA in History from the University of New Orleans, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Juris Doctor from LSU Law School.  Previous joint assignments include CJTF 180-Operation Uphold Democracy (Republic of Haiti) and the Office for the Administrative Review of Detained Enemy Combatants (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba).  He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, the Brigade Pre-Command Course, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School – Hybrid and the U.S. Army Airborne School.  As a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, COL Lorusso passed legislation creating, and subsequently served on, the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial Commission.

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