, IOLD, supra note 51, at 48; Parks, supra note 45, at 33.
As this article goes to press, The Judge Advocate General (TJAG
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.
Whenever possible, TJAG
makes the award personally.
straight, the commander is referred to as "TJAG
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.