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ABOUT US

The National Security Law Department, or ADN, educates and trains U.S. and foreign judge advocates in international law and the application of that law to military operations.  Subjects taught include foundational international law topics such as the legal bases for the use of force, Geneva conventions, human rights, war crimes, and the national security structure, as well as more practical applications of international law such as means and methods of warfare, detention law, cyber law, and rules of engagement.  ADN faculty members are primarily Army judge advocates, but also include judge advocates from the Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy.


ADN teaches newly commissioned JAG officers in the Officer Basic Course, as well as newly promoted Majors as part of the one year Graduate Course. ADN also teaches several short courses, including the Operational Law of Armed Conflict (2 weeks), Emergent Topics in National Security Law (3 days), Intelligence Law (1 week), and Domestic Operations (1 week) courses. ADN also teaches senior leaders of other branches at the Senior Officer Leader Orientation and General Officer Legal Orientation courses multiple times throughout the year.

COURSES COURSES

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: August 2019.

Scope: This course provides a basic understanding of the legal framework in which the intelligence community operates and the historical context with which to view, understand, and apply existing laws, regulations, and policies.  Focusing on judge advocates new to this area of the law, working at the joint task force (JTF) level and below, it presents current intelligence issues including intelligence operations in cyberspace, and tactical intelligence law issues that arise in a combat zone.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government who provide operational law advice to commanders.  Attendance is also open, on a limited basis, to U.S. Government employees assigned or pending assignment to positions requiring an understanding of intelligence law as it relates to the investigation of national security cases.  Attendance is by invitation only.  Potential applicants are invited to contact the International and Operational Law Department at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in order to receive a course application.  The course requires a SECRET security clearance, confirmation of which must be received before the course begins.  Security clearances must be confirmed in writing by the sending unit’s security manager.

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: January 2019.
Offered by the International and Operational Law Department and the Center for Law and Military Operations (CLAMO)

Scope: This course provides military lawyers with a full understanding of the role of the Department of Defense in homeland security.  Although some instruction is provided in the area of homeland defense, the majority of the course focuses on the military’s support to civilian operations, such as domestic emergencies, civil disturbances, disaster relief, and law enforcement.  The course will cover the constitutional, statutory, and regulatory bases for military support provided to civilian authorities.  Other topics will include crisis management, interagency coordination efforts at the federal and state levels, information operations, and the use of force in domestic operations.

Prerequisites: U.S. military attorneys, U.S. Government civilian attorneys, and Department of Defense paralegals serving in or pending assignment to a position that requires knowledge of domestic operational law and/or homeland security. Completion of the Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 online training courses is required prior to attending the Domestic Operational Law Course. These courses are offered online through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. For more information, please see IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 (available at: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is100b.asp), and IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (available at: http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is200b.asp).

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2 Weeks. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: March 2019.

Scope: This course focuses on the role of lawyers in joint and multinational military operations.  Lectures cover topics such as: the law of armed conflict; rules of engagement and targeting; rule of law in stability operations; comparative law; human rights; war crimes; investigations in the deployed environment; operational funding; international agreements; intelligence law; interrogation operations; information and cyber operations law; domestic operations; and air and sea law.  Small group seminars complement lectures and students can choose from various electives to focus their area of study.

Prerequisites:  This course is open to military or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government and Department of Defense paralegals serving in or pending assignment to a position that requires knowledge of international or operational law.  This course requires a SECRET security clearance, confirmation of which must be received by the School before the course begins.  Security clearances must be confirmed through JPAS or in writing by the sending unit’s security manager.  
Previous attendance:  Individuals who have completed this course, the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course (5-27-C20), or the Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course (5-27-C22) within the preceding two years are not eligible to attend absent compelling circumstances (e.g., a pending deployment).  Students may request an exception from the Chair, National Security Law Department. 

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2.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: October 2018.

Scope: This course addresses emerging and/or emergent legal issues that are likely to confront Judge Advocates and other practitioners assigned to international and operational law billets.  The forum is intended to provide experienced practitioners from across the joint force, typically field grade or civilian equivalent, an in-depth exploration of current national security law issues.  The course provides TJAGLCS and the JAG Corps with operational flexibility to address new and changing topics in international and operational law.  Therefore, the focus of instruction for each course will change in accordance with evolving legal issues.   As such, the course description will be updated on a course-by-course basis in the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) in advance of each session.

Prerequisites: U.S. military attorneys, U.S. Government civilian attorneys, and Department of Defense paralegals serving in or pending assignment to a position that requires knowledge of the selected emergent international and operational legal issues.  Prior attendance at an OPLOAC Course (5F-F47) is preferred and the Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course (5-27-C22) is preferred but not required.

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RESOURCES

DESKBOOKS / HANDBOOKS

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

NATIONAL SECURITY LAW
(CAC Only)

JAGCONNECT

NATIONAL SECURITY LAW
(CAC Only)

STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION RESOURCES (JAGU Access)

RAF REPOSITORY (CAC Only)


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PME / COMMAND COURSES

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