The Staff Judge Advocate: Duties and Responsibilities.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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How well has the Judge Advocate General Corps done and is doing in the selection of Staff Judge Advocates. What do commanders expect of their SJAs. What fo SJAs think their role is or should be in conducting the Armys legal matters. To gain some answers to these questions, the 55 general court martial convening authorities and the SJAs who are most actively engaged in exercising their authority were surveyed. Staff Judge Advocates have been well selected and are doing an outstanding job from the commanders viewpoint. They are doing at least, if not more than is expected of them with many considered their commanders confidant. The SJAs for the most part view their role as all encompassing and not limited to offering advice on purely legal matters. All do not, however, fully suscribe to policies issued by the various Judge Advocate Generals in their role as technical supervisors. To rectify this failure, recommendations are submitted to incorporate the most salient policies in DA regulations. Author
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