"Commanders are not lawyers," Brown said. "Most have not studied in law school, passed a bar exam or argued a case in court. Military lawyers are better trained and equipped to handle serious criminal matters. Commanders are better trained to lead their troops."
Gillibrand's bill, Brown said, "lets commanders command and lawyers lawyer."Barbara Brown, communications director for Service Women's Action Network, discussing Sen. Kerstin Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act. Click here for complete article.