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The “Mentorship Matters” podcast is part of The Quill & Sword series of podcasts created by The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS) in Charlottesville, VA. “Mentorship Matters” is hosted and produced by the U.S. Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center with the vision of helping to create an engaged, inclusive, and accountable organization that empowers all members to lead with principled counsel and steward the profession through servant leadership. This podcast features interviews with leaders from across the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Retired JALS Personnel, Academic Leaders, and Army Senior Leaders. The interviews discuss how mentorship has affected their personal journey, their insights on leadership, and other relevant topics.

The U.S. Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center was created in June of 2019 and is the premier leadership institute for the U.S. Army JAG Corps. The Leadership Center is committed to providing exceptional leadership education, instruction, and resources to JALS personnel; while improving how JAG Corps’ leaders develop their teams and lead their organizations. You can find more information about the Leadership Center and access additional resources at Leadership Center. We hope you enjoy the “Mentorship Matters” podcast.



Episode 4: Interview with MG Joseph Berger, the 22nd Deputy Judge Advocate General
12 June 2024
In this edition of the Mentorship Matters podcast, COL Rob Abbott, the U.S. Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center Director, interviews MG Joseph Berger, the 22nd Deputy Judge Advocate General. This interview provides insight on MG Berger’s personal leadership philosophy, expectations he has for leaders, and personal lessons learned. To learn more about the Army JAG Corps’ Leadership Center and to access additional resources please visit https://tjaglcs.army.mil/center/leadership-center or https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp.
This episode is dedicated to our friend and teammate CW3 Melanie Sellars.

Episode 3: Interview with TJAGLCS Command Sergeant Major and 27D AIT/NCOA Commandant Josh Quinton
11 August 2023
In this special edition of the Mentorship Matters podcast, CW3 Shaniqua Coley has a conversation with TJAGLCS Command Sergeant Major and 27D AIT/NCOA Commandant Josh Quinton prior to his pending retirement. CSM Quinton has served just over 30 years in the Army as an Infantryman and Paralegal. In this conversation you will hear one of the most senior NCOs in the JAG Corps share some final thoughts on how mentorship has shaped his career and how others can use mentorship to help steward the force. To learn more about the Army JAG Corps’ Leadership Center and to access additional resources please visit Leadership Center or LEAPP.

Episode 2: Interview with LTG (Ret.) Flora Darpino
14 July 2023
In this episode of the Mentorship Matters podcast, COL Rob Abbott, the Army JAG Corps’ Leadership Center Director, interviews LTG (R) Flora Darpino, the 39th Judge Advocate General of the Army. This interview took place at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA during the 2nd annual MG Gray and LTC Propp-Fowle Lecture on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. To learn more about the Army JAG Corps’ Leadership Center and to access additional resources please visit Leadership Center or LEAPP.

Episode 1: Introduction to the Leadership Center
14 July 2023
In this episode of the Mentorship Matters podcast, CW3 Shaniqua Coley and COL Rob Abbott discuss the history, mission, and current and future initiatives of the U.S. Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center. To learn more about the U.S. Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center and to access additional resources please visit Leadership Center or LEAPP.