The Army Lawyer | Issue 5 2020View PDF
By Brigadier General Joseph B. Berger | Upon entering an institute of higher education, pay attention—can you feel the difference between a place where minds expand freely toward solutions and...
By Major John T. Castlen | As the primary attorney to Army Applications Lab (AAL), Army Futures Command’s tech-focused outreach organization, I began a curated professional development program...
By Colonel William R. Martin | The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) expects the daily actions of every member of the Judge Advocate Legal Services (JALS) to reflect an unwavering commitment to...
By Fred L. Borch III | On 14 July 1943, about 1300, near the Biscari airport in Sicily, Captain (CPT) John T. Compton, a company commander serving in the 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry...
By Thomas Harper Kelly | In February 1945, United Press International (UPI) war correspondent Robert Vermillion visited the positions of the 100th Infantry Division in Alsace—near Bitché,...
By Major Michael J. Wood & Major Joshua S. Mikkelsen | After almost three years of staffing, on 24 July 2020, the U.S. Army updated the previous version of Army Regulation (AR) 600-20,2...
By Lieutenant Colonel Laura A. Grace & Major Sean P. Mahoney | Judge advocates (JAs) are frequently asked to compile a comprehensive list of all of a commander’s authorities—this is not an...
By Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny S. Vindman | The National Security Council (NSC) is a statutory body formed shortly after World War II (WWII) pursuant to the National Security Act of 1947, as...
By Major Nicholas D. Morjal | Like a busy intersection, it is difficult to navigate the varied military policies that govern medical accessions, standards of medical fitness for continued...
By Major Timothy M. McCullough | When there is a military justice action—whether court-martial, Article 15, or reprimand—our Corps is well-versed in the follow-on actions required. From...
By Sergeant Major Anthony D. Rausch | 13 March 2020 started like any other day. I went on a long run that would energize me. I prepared for my last day of class, where I would re-certify as a...
By Major Elizabeth N. Strickland | Promotion Review Boards (PRBs) are not widely understood throughout the Army. Unlike other Army actions, for which an officer can reach out to peers and...
By Interview with Sean Lyons | Last spring, A. Benjamin Spencer, a judge advocate captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and a nationally-renowned civil procedure and federal courts expert, was...
By Major William “Joey” Mossor | Justice Ginsburg’s dissent champions what she describes as “‘a more majestic conception’ of...the exclusionary rule,” which would exclude evidence even where...
By Major Joshua J. Wolff | Irresistible to pun lovers and self-styled comedians, the words “space law” can elicit a variety of reactions: curiosity, humor, or even confusion. Upon telling...
By Captain Katharina J. Rienks | A strict observance of the written law is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation,...
By Major Clayton J. Cox & Major Annemarie P.E. Vazquez | To succeed in the emerging security environment, our Department and Joint Force will have to out-think, out-maneuver, out-partner,...
By Major Douglas A. Reisinger | The Army is on the precipice of a fundamental shift. Modernization will displace readiness as the Army’s top priority in 2022.1 To be clear, readiness will...
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