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Brigadier General (Retired) Rich Gross –
The Evolution of National Security Law


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Battlefield Next Podcast Episode 11: BG (Ret.) Rich Gross - The Evolution of National Security Law 

July 21, 2020

BG (Ret.) Rich Gross

On today’s podcast we have Brigadier General (Retired) Rich Gross, former Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Brigadier General Gross has also served as the Staff Judge Advocate of U.S. Central Command, US Forces-Afghanistan, and Joint Special Operations Command. MAJ Wellemeyer and MAJ Wellemeyer interviewed Brigadier General Gross the evolution of national security law, the importance of judge advocate integration into the units they are advising, and advising commanders in an operational setting.

Below is a timeline of some of the subject-areas discussed during the episode:

00:00 Introduction

00:50 The Evolution of National Security Law

03:58 Integration of judge advocates in the units they are advising

05:45 The growth of National Security Law practice during BG Gross’ service

08:36 The evolution of legal issues in National Security Law

11:19 Current concerns in National Security Law

14:11Advising commanders in an operational setting

16:28 "Legal" and "Counsel"

18:40 Book recommendations

20:48 Closing


BG (Ret.) Gross' Podcast Recommendations:

“The World Next Week”
“The President's Inbox”
“The Economist”

BG (Ret.) Gross' Book Recommendations:

“Creating Magic” by Lee Cockerell
“Team of Teams” by General Stanley McChrystal
“No Time for Spectators" by General Martin Dempsey

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*Music by Joseph McDade

**The views expressed on the podcast are the views of the participants and do not necessarily represent those of The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, the Army, the Department of Defense, or any other agency of the US Government.


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