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The Army Lawyer September/October 2018 - The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School
The Army Lawyer | September/October 2018
The Wisdom of Courts-Martial in Combat
By Brigadier General Susan Escallier | Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in fruit salad.1
A Courts-Martial Revolution
By Fred L. Borch III | On 24 October 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson
(LBJ) signed the Military Justice Act of 1968 into law. The legislation was
the culmination of efforts to amend the...
Your Commute is Stealing Your Life
By Kyle C. Barrentine | 10.8 million Americans travel more than an hour each way to work. And 600,000 endure ‘megacommutes’ of at least 90 minutes and 50 miles each way, according to the...
Start Writing Already
By Lieutenant Colonel Keirsten Kennedy | When The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) encourages you to write2—and says it more than once...
Be an Honest Broker
By Major John Goodell | You have had a varied career, including your last assignment at Army Cyber Command. As the Army places an ever-growing emphasis on the role of cyber-and therefore...
New Year, New Laws
By Colonel Sara Root | On 23 December 2016, the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017, which included numerous military justice changes contained in...
PT: With the Office or On Your Own?
By Lieutenant Colonel Josh Berry and Lieutenant Colonel Dave Goscha | Lieutenant Colonel Dave Goscha (DG): I called my local attorney the other day in order to make an appointment for...
Back to Basics
By Colonel Gail A. Curley and Lieutenant Colonel Paul E. Golden, Jr. | Over the past several years, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) judge advocates and paralegals have participated in...
A Day in the Life
By Major Eddie Gonzalez, Major Ernie Reguly, Captain Jack Gibson, and Captain Kyle Hoffmann | In today’s combat environment, it is rare that a fellow military member would wonder about...
Getting a Grip on Strangulation
By Captain Kaley S. Chan | One in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. have been a victim of severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner.2 In fact, between 2003...
DJAG’s Advice to the Newest LL.M Graduates
Major General Stuart W. Risch, Deputy Judge Advocate of The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC), delivered the commencement address to the 66th Graduate Course on 31 May 2018. Below are excerpts...