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The Army Lawyer 2019 Issue 6 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 6 2019
Resilience is a Shared Responsibility
By Major General Stuart W. Risch | Two years ago, the American Bar Association’s National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being released The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for...
People First, Including You
By Lieutenant Colonel Aimee M. Bateman | In General James C. McConville’s
“Initial Message to the Army Team,” the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army
signed off with, “People First—Winning...
Preventing Burnout in the JAG Corps
By Major Rebecca A. Blood, Ph.D. | A rmy Strong. 1 This concept has been
ingrained in Soldiers for the last twelve years. It communicates the idea
that Soldiers are the best of the best, that...
The Effects of Stress
By Chaplain (Major) Jeff Sheets | “I ’m stressed, Chaplain.” And so the
conversation begins. As an Army chaplain, I often hear this phrase, coming
from those in line units to those who spend...
Functional Fitness Can Be Fun
By Captain Jeri L. D'Aurelio | M ost people would probably imagine
functional fitness as CrossFit, slamming a sledge hammer on a tire or
throwing barbells around a gym, but I have learned to...
A New Paradigm for Plea Agreements Under the 2016 MJA
By Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bradford D. Bigler | The Military Justice
Act of 2016 (2016 MJA)1 made sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of
Military Justice (UCMJ). One of the most...
Defamation Litigation in Army Sexual Assault Prosecutions
By Captain Michelle B. Kalas | As the putative victims of sexual assault
feel empowered to come forward and seek justice,2 countervailing interests
impel alleged perpetrators to assert their...
The Art of BJAlife
By Major Caesar B. Casal | Ask any former or current brigade judge advocate
(BJA) what the most important task is upon arrival at the brigade, and they
will likely respond with a variation of...
The Loneliest Jobs in the JAG Corps
By LTC Rebecca L. Farrell, MAJ Joshua S. Mikkelsen, and LTC Keirsten H.
Kennedy | The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) places
company-grade judge advocates (JAs) in many different...
Effectively Presenting Digital Evidence
By Colonel Charles L. Pritchard Jr. | Digital evidence continues to make
its way into court-martial presentations with varying degrees of success.
Military courtrooms have modernized (and...
Practical Advice for Military Balls
By Major Jonathan J. Wellemeyer | The brigade commander calls you into
their office to share some news: the annual brigade ball will occur three
months from today. Having recently taken...
Navigating the Murky Waters of the Former Spouses Protection Act
By Major Gavin G. Grimm | Whether it be due to the regular deployment
schedules, long hours in the field, or any of the other normal daily
stressors that accompany military life, the concept of...
Navigation from the Leadership Center
By Colonel Russell N. Parson and Lieutenant Colonel Patrick L. Bryan | This
summer, The Judge Advocate General (TJAG), Lieutenant General Charles N.
Pede, created the Leadership Center at The...
Understanding People is the Key to Successful Leadership
By Fred L. Borch III | The late General “Abe” Abrams, a distinguished
combat commander and former Army Chief of Staff, could have added: “All
successful leaders must not only understand this,...
Updated Law of Land Warfare A Vital Tool for Judge Advocates
By Michael W. Meier | On 8 August 2019, the Department of Defense (DoD)
published Army Field Manual (FM) 6-27/Marine Corps Tactical Publication
11-10C, The Commander’s Handbook on the Law of...
The Army Electronic Discover Program Turns One
By Allison A. Polchek | On 2 October 2018, the Judge Advocate General’s
Corps stood up the Army eDiscovery Program at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
(housed within the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency...
The JAG Corps Ninja Warrior
By Sean P. Lyons | Captain D’Aurelio is currently a Trial Defense Service
attorney in Alaska. She has competed in multiple seasons of Ninja Warrior.
An Army Lawyer and the A-Bomb
By Fred L. Borch III | As 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of
World War II, it is time to reflect on the weapon that ended that war and
changed the world forever: the atomic bomb....
By Colonel Timothy P. Hayes Jr. | If you can keep your counsel talking to
their opponents across the aisle,And encourage negotiation before drafting
motions untimely filed;If you can review...