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Military Affairs and Justice Committee

The Military Affairs and Justice Committee addresses legal and policy issues affecting the United States armed services and the operation of the Court of Military Justice. The Committee also awards medals to the top graduate in the JAG programs of the service academies and the law program at West Point.  The Committee's activities in recent years have included co-authoring reports and letters on such subjects as human rights standards applicable to the United States' interrogation of detainees, repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," and voting rights for service members; sending representatives to observe the military tribunal proceedings in Guantanamo; and hosting discussions with judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and with fellows from the Council on Foreign Affairs.

Recent Reports

Report in support of easing the process by which a military spouse obtains a license, certification, or registration in their field or profession where the military spouse has already obtained an equivalent license, certification, or registration in that field or profession in another state (January 2015)( PDF )
Subject area: Licensing; Military

Report on legislation regarding licensing of military spouses with out-of-state licenses (January 2015)( PDF )
Subject area: Military spouses

Letter to President Obama re: U.S. Military Assistance and the Child Soldiers Protection Act (December 2014)  ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Child Soldiers

For the full list of committee reports click here

Of Interest

The GTMO 9/11 Military Commission Proceedings (PDF)
This article was originally published in the Dec./Jan./Feb. 2014 issue of the Federal Bar Council Quarterly

Event Podcast: A Conversation with Defense Attorneys in the 9/11 Military Commission Proceedings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (MP3) - November 14, 2013