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The Army Lawyer | Issue 1 2022View PDF

No. 2: Counseling—It’s Not Just a Negative Thing

It was the fourteenth week of a twenty-six week deployment in Kuwait when Specialist (SPC) Smith’s platoon sergeant, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jones, received a frantic phone call from SPC Smith’s girlfriend. She stated that she was upset that she had allowed SPC Smith to make a video of them having intercourse, and now that they are breaking up, SPC Smith has threatened to put the video on the internet for the world to see.

No. 1: Omitting Child Pornography from Guilty Pleas

The Military Justice Act of 2016 (MJA-16) made significant changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the practice of military justice. As attorneys and legal professionals continue to adjust their practice in a post-MJA-16 world, many unnecessary litigation habits continue to persist.

No. 3: Managing to Innovate

Flying through the air, carried by engines that splattered oil in their faces and by wings with a tendency to peel off mid-flight—few have courted innovation like American World War I fighter pilots.

Closing Argument: People First

“People First” can be a slogan or a call to action. If we want “people first” to be more than words, we need effort, plans, and action. The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps is working on the planning effort to develop a Corps-wide action plan devoted to the improvement of our overall wellness.