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Hanley had applied for and was offered a Regular Army commission--in the Judge Advocate General's Department.
2) Shortly thereafter, he joined the Judge Advocate General's Department.
That same year, he was selected as the United States Air Force Civilian Attorney of the Year Serving with the Judge Advocate General's Department and awarded the prestigious "Wrightson Award.
Crowder now seems to have decided that he needed a law degree in order to have any luck in obtaining a transfer from the cavalry to the Judge Advocate General's Department (JAGD).
2) BUREAU OF MILITARY JUSTICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY AND DUTIES OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT 19 (1878).
After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and the rapid expansion of the Army in the weeks and months that followed America's entry into World War II, the Judge Advocate General's Department (JAGD) recognized that the old way of preparing lawyers for service as judge advocates (JAs) would no longer work; "on the job training" took too long and the hundreds of new lawyers entering the Department had to be ready in the shortest possible time to serve in a variety of locations at home and overseas.
Allen, who entered the Judge Advocate General's Department (JAGD) as a second lieutenant (2LT) in 1942 and, when the fighting in Europe ceased in May 1945, was a lieutenant colonel (LTC) and the Division Judge Advocate, 82d Airborne Division.
6) But atypical in that a lawyer from the Judge Advocate General's Department was present (though typical in that this lawyer was the prosecutor, that the other "judge advocates" present were from other branches of service, and that they may not have been lawyers at all).