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Battlefield Next Podcast Episode 15: Judge Advocates in the Great War

Battlefield Next Podcast Episode 15: An Interview of Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Farquhar of the British Army Legal Service

February 17 , 2021

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Farquhar

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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For more information about the US Army JAG Corps, you can go here. If you’re interested in joining the Army JAG Corps, you can get more information by contacting the Judge Advocate Recruiting Office (JARO) or by visiting their webpage.

*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.


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