Joint Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course: A Curriculum and Training Based Analysis of the Feasibility of Combining Judge Advocate Initial Officer Training
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2003 included a provision that required a report on the desirability and feasibility of consolidating the separate Army, Navy, and Air Force courses of basic instruction for judge advocates into a single course to be conducted at a single location. The service Judge Advocate General JAG schools issued this report on 24 January 2003. However, in light of the passage of time and the current fiscal climate, the information in the report needed updating. This thesis assessed the current state of initial entry Judge Advocate officer training at the three service JAG schools. The primary sources of research came from two sources interviews with the current Deans or Commandants of the schools and a review of the current officer basic course blocks of instruction. A review of these sources shows the limited feasibility and desirability of joint Judge Advocate initial entry training. The requirements placed on each school outside of their mission to conduct initial entry Judge Advocate officer training, combined with the different service cultures, makes joint initial entry Judge Advocate training difficult to conduct, expensive in the short-term, and likely to result in minimal cost savings in the long-term.
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