DEADLINE: 1 February 2021. All Army applicants must complete this Course Application by 1 February 2021. Applications submitted after that date will not be considered.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS APPLICATION IS ONLY FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT ARMY ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS, AND ARMY CIVILIAN ATTORNEYS, AND PARALEGALS THAT ADVISE ACTIVE COMPONENT ARMY UNITS. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND ARMY RESERVE JUDGE ADVOCATES, LEGAL STAFF, AND CIVILIAN ATTORNEYS ADVISING THOSE UNITS MUST CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE ARMY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AND RESOURCE SYSTEM (ATRRS) TRAINING COORDINATOR TO REQUEST A SEAT OWNED BY THE NATIONAL GUARD OR ARMY RESERVE FOR THIS COURSE. If you are NOT an Active Component Army judge advocate, paralegal, or civilian attorney, DO NOT fill out this form. Instead, to register for this course you must contact your agency's training coordinator who can enroll you in the Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS).
Scope: The National Security Law Department will host the 70th National Security and Law of Armed Conflict Course (formerly the Operational Law of Armed Conflict Course) from 22 February-5 March 2021. The course is designed to train junior officers to succeed in national security law assignments, whether in garrison or in a deployed environment. The target audience is junior to mid-grade CPTs who are currently in, or will soon start, their first national security law assignment, or are otherwise preparing for upcoming deployments or exercises.
Prerequisites: This course is intended for U.S. military (DoD & U.S. Coast Guard) attorneys who are expected to provide advice to commanders engaging in U.S. operations governed by the Law of Armed Conflict. Individuals who have completed this course, the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, or the Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course within the preceeding 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, TJAGLCS. Paralegal NCOs may attend by exception; circumstances warranting attendance might include pending deployment or pending assignment to a billet requiring knowledge of international or operational law. Army Paralegals should coordinate attendance through their Chief Paralegal NCO, who should contact the CSM, TJAGLCS. Applications from all federal agencies meeting this criteria are welcome; however, due to limited class size, priority will be given to U.S. military attorneys.
Course Application: Completing this Course Application does NOT guarantee you a seat in this course. Those individuals with appropriate eligibility criteria will be selected and sent an ATRRS registration form. However, due to allocated available seats in ATRRS, completion of the ATRRS registration form also does NOT guarantee a seat in the course. Early completion and submission of this Course Application is advised as priority will be given to the order in which applications are received.
All prospective Army students must complete this Course Application for approval or disapproval no later than 1 February 2021. Approved applicants will be notified for completion of ATRRS enrollment no later than 5 February 2021 (however, you may be contacted prior to this date to complete and return an ATRRS registration form).
DATA REQUIRED BY THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974: AUTHORITY: 5 USC 301 PRINICIPAL PURPOSES: PREPARATION OF STUDENT RECORDS NATURE OF DISCLOSURE: VOLUNTARY ROUTINE USES: PREPARATION OF ROSTERS, CERTIFICATES, DIPLOMAS, ATTENDANCE RECORDS EFFECT OF NONDISCLOSURE: STUDENT RECORDS WILL BE INCOMPLETE AND INDIVIDUAL MAY NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR COURSE ATTENDANCE