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The Army Lawyer 2021 Issue 2 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 2 2021
Court Is Assembled: Stewarding the Workplace of Tomorrow
By Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ron E. Prescott | The constants of Principled Counsel, Stewardship, Mastery of the Law, and Servant Leadership help members of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG)...
News & Notes
SPC Erica Rohach, 8th Army court reporter, proudly displays the U.S. Army Trial Judiciary coin she received for her recent success as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for the 64th Basic Court...
Book Review: Re-Thinking International Law Advice
Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Dennis E. Harbin III | This year marks the 75th anniversary of an event consequential to the practice of military law—the International Military Tribunal (IMT)...
Azimuth Check: In Athena’s Footsteps
By Colonel Katherine K. Stich & Colonel Luis O. Rodriguez | Today, the Army and the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps places a plethora of attention on mentorship. Specific to our...
Lore of the Corps: “Go Down the Road and Get a Few [Germans]”
By Fred L. Borch III | On the morning of 27 March 1945, twenty-four-year-old U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) Robert A. Schneeweis crossed the Rhine River into Germany with his unit, Company...
A View from the Bench
By Colonel Charles L. Pritchard Jr. | At its core, a plea agreement contains two ingredients: the accused’s anticipated pleas and the convening authority’s promise to do something beneficial...
Dear Private Matthews
By Major Oluwaseye “Mary” Awoniyi | Sometimes, I feel like the poster child for the American dream. I have known what it is to live in want and in plenty. I have lived in a small structure in...
By Lieutenant Colonel Nolan T. Koon & Major David L. Ford | While serving in the Army, a Soldier’s ability to practice their faith is an important element of personal and institutional...
Cryptocurrency as a Funding Source
By Lieutenant Colonel Justin P. Freeland | To spend money, elements of the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense (DoD), must have a positive grant of authority based in...
A New Start for Technology
By Major David J. Ely | Authorization and appropriation acts permit the Government to spend a specified amount of funds for a provided purpose and duration. When Congress fails to pass these...
By Captain Cora Allen | As a direct commissioned judge advocate (JA) arriving at your first duty station, straight out of the Officer Basic Course, there are many known unknowns. New JAs know...
Leadership Has Changed from Toxic to Counterproductive
By Captain Alan H. Kennedy & Major Kevin J. O’Neil | Since 2003, when then-Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White first asked officers at the U.S. Army War College to determine how the Army...
“Alexa, I Want the Truth!”
By Major Benjamin A. Mills | A Prosecutor’s Guide to the Collection and Use of Evidence from Virtual Assistants
A Hybrid Learning Model
By Captain Evan M. FitzGerald, Lieutenant Colonel Temidayo L. Anderson, & First Lieutenant James A. D’Cruz | Education is the keystone upon which modern societies are built. With the...
A Separate Society
By Lieutenant Colonel Brian D. Lohnes & Major Nicholas D. Morjal | On 26 July 2017, then-President Donald Trump announced via Twitter his decision to ban transgender individuals from...
Juvenile Misconduct Overseas
By R. Peter Masterton | In 2015, a six-year-old girl told her mother that she was sexually assaulted by a boy in her American military elementary school in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The girl said that...
Closing Argument: Stewarding the Profession – A Command Perspective
By Captain Grace Smitham & Captain Justin Kman | All judge advocates (JAs) are charged with stewarding our dual professionof legal professionals and Soldiers. Two captains in the Judge...