The Army Lawyer | Issue 5 2019 The Army Lawyer | Issue 5 2019

The Section 809 Panel's Work

On 8 November 2018, Lieutenant General (Retired) N. Ross Thompson came to The Judge Advocate General’s L egal Center and School to give the Cuneo Lecture during the contract and fiscal law...

Soldiers and Civilians

This edition of The Army Lawyer is devoted to the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps Civilian. There are nearly 1,500 Civilians, attorneys and paraprofessionals, across all components...

Family Ties

T here have always been family connections in our Corps. When it comes to generational connections, history reveals that grandfathers and grandsons, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters,...

Urine Trouble

P rosecuting violations of Article 112a, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), 1 requires familiarity with urinalysis procedures, forensic toxicology, hearsay rules, and military case law...

Shh!

“P rivacy is one of the biggest problems in this new electronic age.” 1 In these technologically advanced times, Soldiers are discovering more innovative ways to obtain evidence in their favor...

Legal Assistance's Leader

Melissa J. Halsey, who was recently named Chief of the Office of The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Assistance Policy Division, a civilian role, first joined the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG)...

Funding Determinations for Army IT Acquisitions

Now more than ever, units seek to acquire the latest technological advances to communicate with ease across geographically dispersed footprint and to more efficiently accomplish their mission....

The Army's Broken Personal Property Program

The Army Claims Personal Property Program Is Not Working Anyone who has spent any time in the military realizes that personal property tends to get damaged or go missing with frequent...

Financial Liability in the Command Supply Discipline Program

If there were ever an Army program keeping company commanders awake at night, the Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) is a contender. The primary goal of the CSDP is efficient management...

What is the Contemporaneous Record in a Bid Protest?

Few acquisitions are perfect. When a bid protest is filed that challenges the agency’s conclusions or decisions, there is typically a need to explain the agency’s conclusions or decisions to...

The Military Spouse Attorney Hiring Program

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and the Chief of Staff of the Army General James C. McConville recently emphasized their prioritization of stabilizing the Army Family. One of the...

Embrace Your Team's Conflict

It turns out successful teams have plenty of conflict. Their victories come in managing it the right way. Despite spending most of their careers in top-down management structures, senior...

News and Notes TAL 2019 Issue 5

In June 2018, lawyers who served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile) reunited in Dallas. There had been previous reunions, but this was the largest gathering of those who...

A Brief History of African Americans in the JAG Corps

While African Americans have fought in every major American conflict except the Mexican-American War, widespread racial prejudice in U.S. society meant that African Americans served in...

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Team Building Through Gaming

“Head north.” “Torpedo ready.” “STOP!” “Torpedo launched. Impact in H-2.” “Direct hit, two damaged.” Cheers arise from one side of the conference table. This is not Navy...

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