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The Army Lawyer 2019 Issue 3 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | 2019 Issue 3
Lawyers of Record
By Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede | A little over a year ago, I sat in my office in the Pentagon, looking at my computer screen, reading an article in The Army Lawyer. The article was...
By Lieutenant Colonel Katherine K. Stich | There’s a lot of buzz about the Assignment Interactive Module 2.0 (AIM2) among officers throughout the Army. You may have heard the term thrown...
Why They Stay
By Colonel Fansu Ku | In a paper entitled “Why I Stayed,” then-Colonel Lloyd Miles—who retired in 2012 after more than thirty-two years of service—attempted to answer a question that was...
News & Notes
1. Please join us in congratulating nineteen-year old Private First Class (PFC) Tony Ladebu, a paralegal specialist with the U.S. Army Cadet Command, on winning the 2019 Soldier of the Year for...
From Legal Clerks to Paralegal Specialists
By Mr. Fred L. Borch | Today, there are some 3,500 men and women in our Corps who have the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 27D, Paralegal Specialist. Roughly 1,400 are on active...
The Beast of Lichfield
By First Lieutenant Antonino C. Monea | “The buck stops here.” That phrase, popularized by President Harry Truman, tells us that responsibility ultimately rests with the person in charge....
College for Under $10K
By Major Kyle V. Burgamy | It’s well known that college can be quite expensive. High tuition increases have become an annual tradition at nearly every American university. Despite this,...
Recent Changes to the Anti-Deficiency Act
By Major Matthew B. Firing | The Anti-Deficiency Act arguably regurgitates the Constitutional imperative of Article I, section 9, clause 7, of the United States Constitution that “[n]o...
An Overview of the Judgment Fund and How Its Availability Can Impact Claim Settlements
By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Timothy A. Furin | The Judgment Fund was established by Congress in 1956 to alleviate the need for specific legislation following every successful claim...
An Intelligence Law Primer for the Second Machine Age
By Major John C. Tramazzo | Armies have always collected and analyzed as much information as possible about their enemies’ capabilities, intentions, and activities. Espionage is an...
Government Communication with Industry
By Lieutenant Colonel Alan M. Apple | Today is a new day. Gone are the days where the U.S. government dominates the dollars spent to create significant technological innovation. In 2017,...
A Writ of Habeas Corpus Ad Prosequendum
By Captain Patrick S. Wood | Imagine that an active duty Soldier begins to sexually abuse his minor daughter while stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, his criminal...
We Didn’t Start the Fire
By Lieutenant Colonel William (Bill) M. Stephens and Major Faith R. Coutier | Every twenty-four seconds in the United States, a fire department responds to a fire emergency.2 In August...
From MP to Under Secretary
By Sean P. Lyons | Before his appointment in late June to Acting Under Secretary of the Army, James E. McPherson, then the General Counsel of the Army, sat down with The Army Lawyer to...
Welcome to the Wild West
By Major Julie A. Worthington | On 16 July 2015, in only seven minutes, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez attacked a military recruiting center and a Navy Operational Support Center in...
Independent but Invested
By Colonel Timothy P. Hayes Jr. and Lieutenant Colonel Christopher E. Martin | The implementation of the Military Justice Act of 2016 on 1 January 2019 ushered in the most revolutionary...
Leading an OSJA Team
By Colonel William R. Martin | I have had the good fortune and, more importantly, the honor and privilege, to serve in numerous leadership positions during my Army career. I have...
Officers Should Vote Early and Often
By Lieutenant Colonel Jess R. Rankin | The American military jealously guards its status as an apolitical institution. This status is enshrined in regulation and tradition dating back to...