So today’s the day. Anyone attend the meeting of the Independent Panel to Review the Judge Advocate Requirements of the Department of the Navy. I am otherwise occupied so I could not, though I am contemplating a written submission.
Thanks to Anon, again, here is a link to the Panel’s “homepage.” Ifit asks you for search criteria, enter 73653 in the Committee Number field. To see the documents the committee is reviewing, click on Meeting and then the link for documents.
From my review of the Marine Corps’ presentation (slides 48-51 in particular), and Navy JAG, it would appear that the Marine Corps is making a big push for equality in this process. In particular they are looking for parity of consideration of Marine Corps JAs for all AJAG slots and for consideration of Marine Corps JAs as the DoN JAG (as they phrase it).
Considering this push, the now unavailable 1995/6 memo on the ability of Marine Corps JAs to be considered for Navy JAG was quite topical. If anyone associated with the panel is reading, four documents that are no longer available on fido.gov appeared, on a quick scan, to be very interesting and relevant to this push by the Marine Corps. I would personally appreciate if they could again be made available to the public. The documents are (numbers correspond to the Aug. 30, 2010 index):
10. Commandant of the Marine Corps Memorandum for the Secretary of the Navy dtd 25 Apr 1994, Marine Nominees for Appointments to be the Judge Advocate General and the Deputy Judge Advocate General
11. Navy Judge Advocate General Memorandum for the General Counsel of the Navy dtd 22 May 1995, Marine Nominees for Appointment to be the Judge Advocate General and Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy
12. Navy Judge Advocate General Memorandum for the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy dtd 4 Mar 1996, Proposed Legislation to Modify Statutes to Select the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
13. General Counsel of the Navy Memorandum for Secretary of the Navy, Under Secretary of the Navy dtd 9 May 1996, Marine Corps Nominees for Appointment as the Judge Advocate General and Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy