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The Army Lawyer | Issue 6 2019 The Army Lawyer | Issue 6 2019

Resilience is a Shared Responsibility

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most adaptable to change. 1 —Leon C. Megginson T wo years ago , the American Bar...

People First, Including You

Lawyers work hard and, like us, they’re human, many of them. 1 I n General James C. McConville’s “Initial Message to the Army Team,” the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army signed off with,...

Preventing Burnout in the JAG Corps

A rmy Strong. 1 This concept has been ingrained in Soldiers for the last twelve years. It communicates the idea that Soldiers are the best of the best, that they can endure anything, they can...

The Effects of Stress

“I ’m stressed, Chaplain.” And so the conversation begins. As an Army chaplain, I often hear this phrase, coming from those in line units to those who spend much of their time behind a desk. ...

Functional Fitness Can Be Fun

M ost people would probably imagine functional fitness as CrossFit, slamming a sledge hammer on a tire or throwing barbells around a gym, but I have learned to take a far more abstract approach...

A New Paradigm for Plea Agreements Under the 2016 MJA

T he Military Justice Act of 2016 (2016 MJA) 1 made sweeping changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). One of the most significant procedural revisions came from new statutory...

Defamation Litigation in Army Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech. 1 —Benjamin Franklin A s the putative victims of sexual assault feel empowered to come...

The Art of BJAlife

A sk any former or current brigade judge advocate (BJA) what the most important task is upon arrival at the brigade, and they will likely respond with a variation of “becoming a member of the...

The Loneliest Jobs in the JAG Corps

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG C orps) places company-grade judge advocates (JAs) in many different roles, but some are necessarily more independent than others; meaning, in those...

Effectively Presenting Digital Evidence

If we continue to [use] our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. 1 —General Omar Bradley Digital evidence continues to make its way into...

Practical Advice for Military Balls

The brigade commander calls you into their office to share some news: the annual brigade ball will occur three months from today. Having recently taken command, the goal is to improve the ...

Navigating the Murky Waters of the Former Spouses Protection Act

Whether it be due to the regular deployment schedules, long hours in the field, or any of the other normal daily stressors that accompany military life, the concept of divorce is not foreign...

Navigation from the Leadership Center

Leadership—the activity of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization. 1 This summer, The Judge Advocate...

Understanding People is the Key to Successful Leadership

Soldiers are not in the Army, Soldiers are the Army. 1 —General Creighton W. Abrams The late General “Abe” Abrams, a distinguished combat commander and former Army Chief of Staff, could...

Updated Law of Land Warfare A Vital Tool for Judge Advocates

On 8 August 2019, the Department of Defense (DoD) published Army Field Manual (FM) 6-27/Marine Corps Tactical Publication 11-10C, The Commander’s Handbook on the Law of Land Warfare ...

The Army Electronic Discover Program Turns One

On 2 October 2018, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps stood up the Army eDiscovery Program at Fort Belvoir, Virginia (housed within the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency (USALSA) as the...

The JAG Corps Ninja Warrior

Captain D’Aurelio is currently a Trial Defense Service attorney in Alaska. She has competed in multiple seasons of Ninja Warrior. Below is a recent interview The Army Lawyer conducted with her...

An Army Lawyer and the A-Bomb

As 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, it is time to reflect on the weapon that ended that war and changed the world forever: the atomic bomb. While Americans today and...

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If you can keep your counsel talking to their opponents across the aisle, And encourage negotiation before drafting motions untimely filed; If you can review EDRs personally, stressing the...

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The Critical Character Attribute of Empathy

M y 1 first rater didn’t have it. Nor did my senior rater. Fortunately for me, one of my rater’s counterparts (MAJ L) did, and his empathic support made all the difference in my transition into the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. The ability of MAJ L back at division headquarters to connect with me, two hours away, in a small, remote branch office, and provide the informal empathic leadership our small team needed was invaluable. The reality was that my rater—the Officer in...

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