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The Army Lawyer November/December 2018 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | November/December 2018
Readiness, Technology, and the Law
By Brigadier General Joseph B. Berger | Owen’s and McCollum’s dark, poetic memories of World War I (WWI) captured the horror of new weapons that drove treaty law in the years that...
The Most Important Classroom
By Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede | On 8 August 2018, Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede delivered the following remarks at Somme American Cemetery near Bony, France, during a...
Thinking Hard, Recommitting, and Reconnecting---the 2018 World Wide CLE
By LTC Megan Wakefield, Strategic Initiatives Office | It happens every year—staff judge advocates (SJAs), regional defense counsel, and senior JAG Corps leaders across components gather...
Judge Advocates in the Great War
By Fred L. Borch | When the Congress declared war on Germany and the other Central Powers on 6 April 1917, America’s Army was ill-prepared to fight what would later be called the “Great...
Aubrey Daniel Honored with Distinguished Member Status
Fred L. Borch | On 16 August 2018, The Judge Advocate General of the Army (TJAG)—Lieutenant General (LTG) Charles N. Pede—honored Mr. Aubrey Daniel with Distinguished Member status in our...
By Major Jack B. Cohen and Captain Nicole Ulrich | Paralegal PV2 Emily Stith began shooting seriously when she was thirteen years old. In the six years since, she has medaled in five...
View from the Bench
By Lieutenant Colonel Christopher E. Martin | We tend to analyze people and events by using assumptions to fill in the gaps. This tendency is exactly why Military Rule of Evidence (M.R.E....
Contracting in a Deployed Environment
By Major Nolan Koon | In June 2014, Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared a global...
Rear Provisional Commanders Can Have NJP Authority
By Major A. Jason Nef | Buried deep in Army Regulation (AR) 27-10, Military Justice, Table 3-1, footnote 4, is this sentence: “Only if imposed by a field grade commander of a unit...
Initial Client Meetings
By Lieutenant Colonel Mike Harry | In fiscal year 2017, Army legal assistance offices saw approximately 116,000 cases. Of that large number, over 31,000 related to family law.1 That is...
By Major J. Eagle Shutt | In African Kaiser, Robert Gaudi vividly details the masterful guerrilla campaign of General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, the only undefeated German commander in...
Demolishing the Foundation of Five
By Major Trenton Powell | The Army JAG Corps should abandon the Foundation of Five as a leadership model because it has no basis in Army doctrine, confuses the chain-of-command and...
General Pershing and his JAG
By Major Robert W. Runyans | You will assume without a moment’s hesitation that I have both your professional and personal interests at heart in everything that I suggest. Our...
Ops and Interoperability
By Strategic Initiatives Staff | From 28–30 May 2018, LTG Charles N. Pede, The Judge Advocate General (TJAG), U.S. Army, hosted nearly fifty multinational senior military lawyers at the...
Developing Regionally-Focused Leaders
By Colonel George R. Smawley and Colonel (Retired) Pamela M. Harms | Never has the U.S. military been more reliant upon strategic partners for mission success. Operations and readiness...