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The Army Lawyer 2021 Issue 3 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | Issue 3 2021
Court is Assembled
By Richard “Dick” Gordon | On 24 July 2021, as the Honorary Regimental Colonel of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, I will proudly drink a toast to the 40th anniversary of the men and...
By Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede, The 40th Judge Advocate General | It may be true that some trial attorneys can remember every closing argument. I cannot. But I do remember many—and I...
By Lieutenant General Charles N. Pede, The 40th Judge Advocate General | Born in Yonkers, New York, in 1975, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who served in the Army,...
News & Notes
Photo 1 | Judge advocates, including the Republic of Korea Judge Advocate General (BG Park) and staff from U.S. Forces Korea/Eighth Army/2d Infantry Division/19th Expeditionary Sustainment...
New Book Explores History of Army Lawyers in World War I
By Fred L. Borch III | Judge Advocates in the Great War, 1917–1922 has just been published and is being distributed throughout the Judge Advocate General’s Corps to Active, Reserve, and Army...
Reviewed by Major Alexander Morningstar | It beats the hell out of me . . . why everyone tries so hard to show that the prosecution were [sic] insidious, underhanded, unethical,...
By Colonel Jerrett W. Dunlap Jr. | As a lifelong Raiders fan, I am intimately familiar with the potential hazards of excessive loyalty to a team. I grew up in northern California when the...
Lore of the Corps
By Fred L. Borch III | While every member of the Corps knows that the Deputy Judge Advocate General is the No. 2 lawyer in the organization, few know the history of this important position,...
Judge-Alone Special Courts-Martial
By Major Oluwaseye “Mary” Awoniyi | The implementation of the Military Justice Act of 2016 (MJA 2016) brought with it the first completely new court-martial forum in over fifty years: the...
The JAG Corps's DEI Council Established
By Karen H. Carlisle, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ron E. Prescott, & Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jessica P. Marrisette | The Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps’s Council on Diversity, Equity,...
Understanding the Proper Response and Mitigating Civil Liability for DV Incidents
By Major Richard J. Connaroe II | A Texas civilian plaintiff’s attorney glares at the witness and questions, “If you had done your job as a commander, Mrs. Giffa would be alive today, wouldn’t...
Deploying as a Fiscal Law Judge Advocate
By Major Christopher D. Elder | Just as you start to get comfortable as a newly-minted judge advocate (JA) practicing administrative law, your deputy staff judge advocate calls you into their...
The U.S. Army Consolidated Rehearsing Center
By Major Mitchell M. Suliman & Captain Jeremy J. Disotell | Rehearings, new trials, other trials (per Rule for Courts-Martial 810), and remands often have unique challenges that require...
Give It Away
By Captain Phillip Blevins | You have less than forty-eight hours in theater when you receive your first request for a Foreign Excess Personal Property (FEPP) legal opine. Barely knowing how...
The Revenge of Preemption
By Major Joshua B. Fix | The military’s new statute criminalizing “revenge porn” is a well-intended law that suffers from serious flaws and requires careful revision. Congress intended the...
Choose Your Own (Mis)Adventure
By Major Amber L. Turner | You and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in this story. There are dangers, choices, adventures, and consequences. YOU must use all of your numerous...
Making the UCMJ More Uniform
By Colonel Douglas Simon | [I]t will be sufficient that perfect Uniformity should be established throughout the Continent, and pervade, as far as possible, every Corps, whether of standing...
By Lieutenant Colonel Tanasha N. Stinson, Major Jason C. Coffey, Major Courtney M. Cohen, Major M. Keoni Medici, Major Patrick R. Sandys, & Major Annemarie P.E. Vazquez | On 1 July 2020,...