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The Army Lawyer 2020 Issue 1 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 1 2020
Top Ten Secrets of Managing Civilians
By William J. Koon | The labor counselor down the hall from you is perhaps the best student of the on-again, off-again relationship between managers and employees. In fact, I can recall...
Non-Tactical Vehicle Guidance
By the Office of The Judge Advocate General Administrative Law Division | On 27 September 2019, the Secretary of the Army (SA) signed a memorandum, subject Non-Tactical Vehicle (NTV) Policy...
Readying the Road
By Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A. Krause, Major Jason C. Coffey, and Major Jonathan J. Wellemeyer | The nature of war is never [going to] change. But the character of war is changing before our...
Lessons from the Australian Defence Force
By LTC Laura A. Grace | For over one hundred years, U.S. service members have fought alongside the Australian Defence Force (ADF). On 4 July 1918, at the Battle of Hamel, the United States...
Women in the Corps
By Fred L. Borch III | While lawyers have been in the Army from the days of the Revolution, there were no female judge advocates until 1944, when Captain (CPT) Phyllis Propp-Fowle, an attorney...
The Holt House’s History
By Fred L. Borch III | In 1997, local school teacher Susan B. Dyer was out for a long Sunday afternoon drive when she spotted the Holt family mansion. Dyer decided that her mission was to...
Remembering Recently Departed Members of the Judge Advocate General Corps in 2019
By Fred L. Borch III | Wilsie Horton Adams Jr. (1938–2019)Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on 6 December 1938, Adams went to Loyola Blakefield High School, Towson, Maryland, from which he...
GOAD-ing Civilian Employees
By William J. Koon | In the Army, the concept of Good Order and Discipline (GOAD) began, perhaps, with its first commander in chief. While commander of the Virginia Regiment during the French...
Liability Pitfalls with Contingent Workers
By Major Theodore B. Reiter | While judge advocates (JAs) are familiar with the Army’s policy and process for handling equal opportunity (EO) and sexual harassment complaints, many are...
Skeletons in the Foot Locker
By S. Tennaile Timbrook | A federal employee finds a vacancy for a position as a Civilian Senior Executive (CSE)1 and applies on the website USAjobs.gov. An accusation against this same...
The Three R’s of Anti-Harassment
By Heidi M. Hanley | Army commanders are familiar with the programmatic R’s that stand for Ready and Resilient, and their alignment with the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention...
Leading Leaders in Managing Civilians
By Major Mary E. Jones | After successfully completing another rotation through a complex deployment, your commander, Colonel (COL) Rock, had commanded superbly and shown great leadership...
COVID-19: A Judge Advocate’s Role in Advising Decision-Makers
By Major Matthew T. Bryan | The virus known as COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus originating in Hubei, China.1 Since its discovery in December, the virus has spread the world over. As of 12...
When Does an Employee Become an Employee?
By Maria D. Esparraguera | When does an applicant become a federal employee? If an entrance on duty (EOD) reporting date is delayed through no fault of the applicant, is there a legal basis to...
Looking into the Crystal Ball
By Major William T. Wicks | It hasn’t attracted much attention but a seemingly minor quasi-judicial ruling is a prime example of how our acquisition system serves as a means to self-inflicted...
The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson
By Major Adam Kama | On a hot August afternoon at Camp Hood, Texas, in 1944, nine Army officers sat in judgment in the general court-martial of a second lieutenant (2LT) accused of...
Six Steps for Excessive Absences
By Allison G. Marvasti and Kathryn D. Poling | One of the many types of cases likely to come across your desk as a labor or employment counselor is removal for excessive absences due to a...
The FLSA Team Is Working
By Riva Parker | Since 2007, Army installations have found themselves on the receiving end of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “group grievances” filed by the same small law firm in Baltimore,...