The Army Lawyer 2022 Issue 1 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
Court Is Assembled: Leadership That Empowers People By Brigadier General Robert A. Borcherding, Colonel Eric W. Widmar, & Colonel Andrew K. Kernan | In his initial message to the Army team as the 40th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General James C. McConville asserted, "People are always my #1 priority: Our Army’s people are our greatest strength and our most important weapon system."
News and Notes Photo 1 | On 10 November 2021, members of the 10th Mountain Division OSJA conducted the first annual "Gilmore Grinder."
The U.S. Army Advocacy Center By Fred L. Borch | On 5 May 2022, Lieutenant General Stuart W. Risch officially opened the U.S. Army Advocacy Center.
"Book" Review: Exercise of Power Reviewed by Major Joseph D. Smith | So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Azimuth Check: Would You Rather By Command Sergeant Major Joshua Quinton | "Would you rather”" is a game that, in its simplest of forms, stimulates conversation among people unfamiliar with each other.
Lore of the Corps: Not Bergdahl, But Bergdoll By Fred L. Borch III | While many readers will have heard of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was court-martialed for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in Afghanistan, few know about the court-martial of a Soldier with a strikingly similar surname—Grover C. Bergdoll.
In Memoriam: Remembering Recently Departed Members of the Regiment By Fred L. Borch III | The following members of our Regiment, in alphabetical order, passed away in 2021.
Practice Notes: Preventing Burnout in a Post-COVID-19 World By Major Rebecca Blood, Ph.D. | The last two years have brought on a never-before-seen era. We transitioned from seeing colleagues daily in the office to occasional meetings on Zoom: a new reality that was likely welcomed by some and hated by others.
Practice Notes: Holistic Leadership By Chaplain (Major) Joshua A. Chittim & Major Zeke Cleek | Leadership is the activity of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.
Practice Notes: Preparing Judge Advocates for Secondary Trauma By Major Charlie M. Fowler | During his time as a captain, Major (MAJ) Sam Smith served as a special victims' counsel (SVC), trial counsel, and defense counsel.
Practice Notes: Resolving Military Extremism Through Inclusion By Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ron E. Prescott | After the January 6th insurrection, there were clamors for the Department of Defense (DoD) to prevent individuals with extremist views from joining the military and to identify and rid military ranks of individuals who held extremist ideologies.
No. 1: Omitting Child Pornography from Guilty Pleas By Major Nicole A. Rimal | The Military Justice Act of 2016 (MJA-16) made significant changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the practice of military justice.
No. 2: Counseling—It's Not Just a Negative Thing By Major Jonathon M. Wood | It was the fourteenth week of a twenty-six week deployment in Kuwait when Specialist (SPC) Smith's platoon sergeant, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jones, received a frantic phone call from SPC Smith's girlfriend.
No. 3: Managing to Innovate By Major Clayton J. Cox | We must embrace and invest in innovation, creativity, and change-a charge that applies not only to the systems we procure in the future but also to the ends, ways, and means that we command and control them.
Closing Argument: People First By Colonel Carol Brewer | "People First" can be a slogan or a call to action. If we want "people first" to be more than words, we need effort, plans, and action.