Friday, October 09, 2009

SECNAV Mabus Contradicted by House Bill; Questions of the Week - 10-09-2009

Describing his navy experience as about four decades ago, SECNAV Mabus, a lawyer, said recently, "we never left port without leaving a couple of guys behind in jail." video here .

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Mabus's point was that today's technically competent sailors are more law abiding than those of yesteryear. Interesting, considering this...


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Background

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 was passed yesterday by the House. The bill's conference report directs the Secretary of Defense to appoint five civilian lawyers with JAG expertise to study how the Navy and Marine Corps organize and manage the duties and careers of judge advocates (lawyers).
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Questions of the Week:
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1) What is the intended goal of Navy and Marine Corps JAG study?
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2) Which of the traditional (excluding USCG) military services added the most JAG officers from 2008 to 2009?
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3) Which of the traditional military services added the fewest JAG officers from 2008 to 2009?
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4) Politics being what it is, dominated by members of the legal profession, can you think of an ulterior motive for the JAG study of the Navy and Marine Corps?
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5) Pictured above is CAPT Richard Stewart (USN, ret.) now an assistant general counsel for a major telecommunications company. As a civilian military law expert currently featured on the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps News & Announcements An interview with a JAG Corps Trailblazer!, would Capt. Stewart be eligible for the panel conducting the Navy & Marine Corps study?
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At 11 October, 2009 12:02, Blogger reddog said...

I thought we never left a man behind. Oh, I guess that's only the Marines.

 

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