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An Interview of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Farquhar of the British Army Legal Service
Battlefield Next Podcast Episode 15: An Interview of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Farquhar of the British Army Legal Service
February 17 , 2021
On today’s episode, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Farquhar and Major Jason Coffey discuss the Army Legal Service, his background, his role at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center, and his focus on interoperability.
Below is a timeline of some of the subject-areas discussed during the episode:
00:00 Episode Introduction
01:02 The British Army Legal Service
02:11 The Responsibilities of the British Army Legal Service
02:53 Career Paths for Legal Officers in the British Army
05:04 Lieutenant Colonel Farquhar’s Career Path
06:38 Director of Mult-National Operations and the Focus on Interoperability
13:58 Planning in an Interoperable Environment
16:16 Book Recommendations
21:23 End of Episode
Lieutenant Colonel Farquhar’s Book and Media Recommendations:
"Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman.
“12 Rules for Life” by Jordan Peterson.
“Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead” by Jim Mattis.
“Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern Word” by Peter Jackson.
“Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield.
University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address-Admiral William McRaven
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*Lieutenant Colonel Farquhar is the British Army Legal Officer, and is the Director of Multi-National Operations at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center. As the director, he focuses on interoperability.
**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.