Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Another civilian convicted by court-martial in Pakistan

Dawn, the leading Pakistani newspaper, has this disturbing story of another civilian convicted by a Pakistani court-martial. Did we mention that the civilian's father is a retired Major General?

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

U.S. Group of the ISMLLW

No more excuses: here's how to become a member of the U.S. Group of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

Maj Gen Dunlap on the mandatory vaccination imbroglio

Over at Lawfire you'll find an informative and thought-provoking piece by Professor and Major General (ret) Charles J. Dunlap Jr. -- well worth reading.

"What could Congress’ repeal of the military vaccine mandate mean for morale and discipline in the armed forces?  Should those who were separated for failing to obey vaccine orders be reinstated?  These and related matters were raised by reporters recently, so this post aims to give you a perspective as you decide what you think the answers should be."

Monday, March 27, 2023

Town Hall 25 (Reprimands and Military Justice)

Please join us for Town Hall 25, Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 a.m., East Coast time.

Town Hall 25 (Reprimands and Military Justice)
Tuesday, April 49:00 – 10:00am

Description:Global Military Justice Reform invites you to a scheduled Zoom Town Hall.

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Meeting ID: 819 5602 0380
Passcode: 3tyUrb

Background reading: United States v. McAlhaney (C.A.A.F. Mar. 24, 2023):
Organizer: Eugene R. Fidell

Uncle Sam wants you -- for what looks like a really interesting job

Staff Director, Military Justice Support Group, Supervisory GS-15

The incumbent for this position serves as the Staff Director, Military Justice Support Group, Defense Legal Services Agency and leads a team of professionals supporting the high-visibility, high-priority work of the Military Justice Review Panel (MJRP) and the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD), which include renowned members of the bench and bar, as well as leading subject matter experts in such fields as criminology and forensics.  The incumbent also performs other duties as assigned by the DoD General Counsel. 

The incumbent must be able to exercise significant initiative in accomplishing the position’s assigned missions.  The incumbent leads a professional staff of attorneys, paralegals, and data analysts- coaching, mentoring, and supervising them as they conduct research concerning case law, statutes, regulations, policy documents, congressional documents, secondary sources, and data reports related to military and civilian criminal law and criminal investigations.  This work includes comparative analyses of military, federal civilian, state, and foreign criminal justice and investigation systems in support of the MJRP and DAC-IPAD.   The incumbent ensures that the supported organizations comply with all applicable laws, rules, and procedures governing advisory committees and is responsible for ensuring the production of timely, high-quality written reports and correspondence. 

The incumbent must be an active member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State, the District of Columbia, or a Territory, Commonwealth, or Possession of the United States.  The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities.  This position is not suitable for remote work.

The incumbent should be a proven leader adept at running a high-tempo organization. The incumbent should be well-versed in military justice and must be fully committed to promoting and respecting equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. The incumbent must have superior interpersonal skills.

The incumbent reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Personnel and Health Policy and, through the Deputy General Counsel and the Principal Deputy General Counsel, to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense.

We are accepting resumes until April 6, 2023. 

To apply, please email resume to  The subject line should state “Resume File: [APPLICANT’S LAST NAME, FIRST NAME].”  Please also reference this position in the body of your email.