I will not be granted a do-over, as my term as TJAG
has ended, but I understand that critical inquiry far better now, gifted with the benefit of detached reflection.
111) AMC/JA shared this information with TJAG
who approved the pilot
30) Major General Persons had retired the year before, but the creation of TDS remains a lasting legacy of his tenure as TJAG
The Army TJAG
position was created on July 29, 1775.
Since this inaugural event, the sitting TJAG
has always been invited to RAJA's annual gathering.
By regulation, TJAG
is required to "administer an independent, Army-wide Trial Defense Service to provide representation for soldiers tried by courts-martial.
So that is when the TJAG
and I yelled at each other; probably not the wisest career move.
Even so, the office of the TJAG
is charged with a review and may submit the issues to the appellate process on its own.
After all, if TJAG
considered Caffey's "General Value to the Service" to be "doubtful," a transfer from the JAGD to the Corps of Engineers was the best course of action.
Policy Number 15, Air Force judge advocates are permitted to appear in Federal Court under limited circumstances.
Crowder served an unprecedented forty-six years on active duty, was the first Army lawyer to wear two stars on his shoulders, and was TJAG
for twelve years.
At our recent TJAG
Awards Banquet, this year's Kuhfeld Award winner as the Outstanding Young Judge Advocate of 2000 was recognized in part for his actions while deployed.