The Army Lawyer | Issue 1 2019 The Army Lawyer | Issue 1 2019

The Future JAG Corps

T his issue of The Army Lawyer recalls a few important lessons learned at the September 2018 Worldwide Continuing Legal Education (WWCLE) event at our regimental home in Charlottesville. This...

The Special Victim Counsel Program at Five Years

I n November 2013, the Army began its Special Victim Counsel (SVC) Program with this promise to those in the Army and their family members: if they report being sexually assaulted and request an...

Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

A t the 2018 Worldwide CLE, the National Security Law Department at TJAGLCS talked about some of the rules that apply to lethal autonomous weapon systems. We would like to share them here for...

Judge Advocates Need to Provide Stability to Changing Army

U ndersecretary of the Army Hon. Ryan D. McCarthy stressed the need for judge advocates to provide stability to the Army as it begins a period of renaissance, during a speech he gave at the...

Back to the Future

O n 19 September 2018, Lieutenant General (LTG) Eric J. Wesley—dual hatted as the Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command (AFC), and the Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center...

Four Pillars of a Successful JAGC Career

At a formal reception during the September 2018 Worldwide CLE Course in Charlottesville, Virginia, Major General (Ret.) Kenneth Gray gave the following remarks: G eneral Pede, General Risch,...

Reforming the Army's Online Conduct Policies

The very foundation of what we do depends on trust, and trust depends on the treatment of all Soldiers with dignity and respect by fellow Soldiers and leaders . . . . Without this, our...

Innovation Acquisition Practices in the Age of AI

U pon his confirmation as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics), Dr. Will Roper issued a memorandum to the acquisition workforce, proclaiming,...

Remembering Recently Departed JAs

T wo prominent African-American attorneys, both of whom who served in our Corps in the late 1960s and 1970s, recently passed away. By a strange coincidence, they were both born in the same year,...

Think Before You Post

There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant . 1 I n the age of Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat, it is essential for us to focus on both how we communicate and...

Handling FOIA Requests Related to Courts-Martial

A democracy requires accountability and accountability requires transparency. 1 Over the past five years the military has seen a significant increase in both the media’s and general...

US Tax Reform

Introduction O n 22 December 2017, the president signed into law P.L. 115-97 (the “Act”). 1 The Act represents the largest overhaul of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code since the Tax Reform...

One Army One Standard

The Army Physical Fitness Test is changing after nearly four decades. T he new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) is a seismic change to the way we measure fitness and readiness in the Army....

JAG NCOs Tryout New ACFT

JAG NCOs Tryout New ACFT By now you’ve probably heard about the Army’s new physical fitness test: the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). The ACFT is currently being fielded as a gender and age...

The German Job

I n the aftermath of World War II, the theft of gold, silver, and jewels belonging to the German aristocratic House of Hesse triggered an intensive criminal investigation and resulted in three...

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Find Your Yoda

On March 23, 2018, Brigadier General (Ret.) Rich Gross gave The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School’s 11th annual Solf-Warren Lecture in National Security Law. The following is an abridged version of his comments during this chaired lecture. I t’s a tremendous honor to be here. It’s a little intimidating, frankly. First of all, I worked for Mark Warren—absolutely one of the best bosses I ever had. And, in my mind, I have a very short list of the top Operational Law...

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