TJAGSThe Judge Advocate General's School (USAF)
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As this article goes to press, The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) is
Most soon understand that TJAGs, Military Department General Counsel (GC), and DOD General Counsel (DOD/GC) generally serve complementary and necessary roles.
Franklin was "the most bombproof of any convening authority" due to the fact that he was able to act independently despite possible career ending phone calls from the TJAG and the Chief of Staff, and members of Congress publically calling for his removal from command.
Under the UCMJ, the military judges are ultimately under the authority of The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) of each service.
Brannon, who served as The Judge Advocate General (TJAG) from 1950 to 1954, is perhaps the most noteworthy.
straight, the commander is referred to as "TJAG," "The
On the contrary, Rogers apparently believed "that defense counsel were already out of control and that under a separate system they would become even more out of control." (29) The solution was to suggest to General Rogers that, rather than creating a "full-fledged" Trial Defense Service, the Army conduct "a test program first." General Rogers approved the test program and, in November 1980, after a two year Army-wide test, "TDS was given permanent organizational status." (30) Major General Persons had retired the year before, but the creation of TDS remains a lasting legacy of his tenure as TJAG.
Since this inaugural event, the sitting TJAG has always been invited to RAJA's annual gathering.
"Mike" Brannon served as TJAG from 1950 to 1954.18 Almost thirty years later, his grandson, Patrick D.
The War Department, however, informed TJAG Cramer in early 1943 that it was curtailing the authority of all branches in the Army to offer direct commissions except in the rarest cases.