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The Army Lawyer 2020 Issue 5 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 5 2020
The Opportunities of Modernization
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...
War Crimes in Sicily
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...
War Criminal Paroled
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,...
Notable Revisions of Army Regulation 600-20
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...
COVID-19 Response in the Indo-Pacific Theater
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...
Serving on the NSC Staff
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...
HIV and Converging Policies
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...
Administrative Actions with a Counterintelligence Twist
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...
On Becoming a Versatile Paralegal
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...
Demystifying the Promotion Review Board
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...
An Officer and a Dean
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...
Revising the Exclusionary Rule
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...
The Plea of Necessity and Cyber Warfare
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,...
Modernizing Through Innovative Acquisition
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,...
Cross-Functional Teams for the Future
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...