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The Quill & Sword series of podcasts is created and hosted by The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS). There are multiple shows in the series, with The Quill & Sword show serving as the umbrella show. "The Quill & Sword" show contains all episodes from the "Criminal Law Department Presents," "NSL Unscripted," "Mentorship Matters" and "Fred Talks" shows, plus featured episodes from other TJAGLCS departments, and all prior episodes from the discontinued “Battlefield Next” show. "Criminal Law Department Presents" features TJAGLCS Criminal Law professors discussing published CAAF opinions. "NSL Unscripted" features discussions on hot topics related to NSL practice and insight from NSL practitioners and national security leaders. "Mentorship Matters" is hosted by the JAG Corps's Leadership Center and features interviews with leaders from across the Army JAG Corps, Retired JALS Personnel, Academic Leaders, and Army Senior Leaders. "Fred Talks" presents a more informal look at the history of the JAG Corps by the Regimental Historian. The Quill & Sword podcast replaced the TJAGLCS Battlefield Next podcast, which served as the original TJAGLCS podcast series. Each episode in The Quill & Sword series of podcasts is generally 10-20 minutes to enable listening to and from work and to get to the point without hours of investment. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).

Location:

United States

Description:

The Quill & Sword series of podcasts is created and hosted by The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS). There are multiple shows in the series, with The Quill & Sword show serving as the umbrella show. "The Quill & Sword" show contains all episodes from the "Criminal Law Department Presents," "NSL Unscripted," "Mentorship Matters" and "Fred Talks" shows, plus featured episodes from other TJAGLCS departments, and all prior episodes from the discontinued “Battlefield Next” show. "Criminal Law Department Presents" features TJAGLCS Criminal Law professors discussing published CAAF opinions. "NSL Unscripted" features discussions on hot topics related to NSL practice and insight from NSL practitioners and national security leaders. "Mentorship Matters" is hosted by the JAG Corps's Leadership Center and features interviews with leaders from across the Army JAG Corps, Retired JALS Personnel, Academic Leaders, and Army Senior Leaders. "Fred Talks" presents a more informal look at the history of the JAG Corps by the Regimental Historian. The Quill & Sword podcast replaced the TJAGLCS Battlefield Next podcast, which served as the original TJAGLCS podcast series. Each episode in The Quill & Sword series of podcasts is generally 10-20 minutes to enable listening to and from work and to get to the point without hours of investment. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).

Language:

English

Contact:

678-421-6612


Episodes
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The Quill & Sword | Mentorship Matters Ep 5: Interview with CSM Michael J. Bostic, Regimental Command Sergeant Major

6/18/2024
In this edition of the Mentorship Matters podcast, MAJ Ben Asare, a member of the 72nd Army JAG Graduate Course, interviews Command Sergeant Major Mike Bostic, the Army JAG Corps Regimental Sergeant Major. In this episode, MAJ Asare and RSCM Bostic delve into the significance of mentorship, its impact on personal and professional growth, and the key ingredients for fostering meaningful mentor-mentee relationships. To learn more about the Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center and to access additional resources please visit https://tjaglcs.army.mil/center/leadership-center or https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp.
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The Quill & Sword | Hold My Reg | Episode 1: Reasons to Invest in the Thrift Savings Plan with Mr. Tom Manganello and Mr. Randy Urban

6/18/2024
In this episode, Major Ceara Riggs, Associate Professor in the Administrative and Civil Law Department (ADA) at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS) interviews Mr. Tom Manganello, Senior Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Mr. Randy Urban, Training and Liaison Specialist at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which is the agency that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan, or TSP. Mr. Manganello and Mr. Urban discusses various benefits and considerations for Service members considering or who currently invest in TSP. Mr. Manganello has served with the SEC for nearly twenty years. He spent five years in private practice before joining the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, where he investigated violations of the federal securities laws, including Ponzi Schemes, pyramid schemes, insider trading and accounting fraud, among other infractions. He has since transferred to the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, allowing him to brief or guest lecture about 60 times a year to high schools, colleges, military installations, senior centers, libraries and other venues to discuss saving, investing and avoiding scams. Mr. Urban has been a TSP Training and Liaison Specialist with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for 16 years. Prior to his current position, he worked I various positions at the National Finance Center in New Orleans in the TSP Division – a combined total of more than 30 years of working with the TSP. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | Mentorship Matters Ep 4: Interview with MG Joseph Berger, the 22nd Deputy Judge Advocate General

6/12/2024
In this edition of the Mentorship Matters podcast, COL Rob Abbott, the U.S. Army JAG Corps’s Leadership Center Director, interviews MG Joseph Berger, the 22nd Deputy Judge Advocate General. This interview provides insight on MG Berger’s personal leadership philosophy, expectations he has for leaders, and personal lessons learned. To learn more about the Army JAG Corps’ Leadership Center and to access additional resources please visit https://tjaglcs.army.mil/center/leadership-center or https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp. This episode is dedicated to our friend and teammate CW3 Melanie Sellars.
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The Quill & Sword | Hold my Reg | Episode 0: Introduction to Hold my Reg, an Administrative and Civil Law Podcast

6/5/2024
Welcome to “Hold my Reg,” your guide to understanding the intricacies of Army Administrative and Civil Law. Each episode features in-depth discussions, illuminating case studies, and thought-provoking interviews with prominent figures in the field. "Hold My Reg" also presents TJAG's strategic communications by highlighting key publications in The Army Lawyer and Military Law Review. Gain a comprehensive understanding of administrative and civil law through engaging conversations that bridge theory with real-world applications. Join us on this intellectual journey, as we equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the intricacies of administrative and civil law. Subscribe now to "Hold My Reg" and stay tuned for stimulating conversations that illuminate the legal and regulatory framework governing the U.S. Army. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | The FAR & Beyond Ep 1: Interview with COL José Cora about Contract and Fiscal Law Opportunities in the JAG Corps

5/29/2024
In this episode, COL José Cora, a seasoned Army Judge Advocate with over three decades of experience in government acquisitions and appropriations law, shared invaluable insights during an interview with The FAR & Beyond Podcast. As the Division Chief for the Contract Litigation & Intellectual Property Division, COL Cora discussed his illustrious 33-year career, offering advice to new practitioners and shedding light on the future of contract and fiscal law within the Department of Defense. His expertise in navigating the intricate realm of government contracts and fiscal regulations, coupled with his commitment to mentoring the next generation of legal professionals, made for an enlightening and informative discussion. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | The FAR & Beyond Ep 0: Podcast Introduction

5/29/2024
This introduction episode sets out what the FAR & Beyond Podcast is all about. This podcast will journey through the realm of federal acquisition and procurement law. It will bring you expert insights, interviews, and discussions to demystify the process and regulations that govern federal spending and fuel the American warfighter. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 35: U.S. v. Palik (C.A.A.F 2024)

5/22/2024
In this episode, we discuss CAAF's decision in United States v. Palik. This case discusses the standard for ineffective assistance of counsel and Rule for Courts-Martial 914 - providing analysis for when to file this type of motion. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | NSL Unscripted | Episode 16 - A Conversation between Dr. Jill Goldenziel and LtCol Grant McDowell on Lawfare

5/8/2024
This episode features LtCol Grant McDowell, Acting-Chair, National Security Law Department at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, interviewing Dr. Jill Goldenziel, Professor, National Defense University-College of Information and Cyberspace. In this episode, Dr. Goldenziel discusses the often-debated topic of Lawfare with LtCol McDowell. They touch upon many areas during their conversation including the definitions of Lawfare, current efforts in the US to counter-Lawfare, activities by US partner-nations and competitors in the Lawfare sphere, suggest possible ways forward for US strategy, and provide recommendations on materials and readings on how NSL practioners can better prepare themselves when encountering this area of the law.
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 34: U.S. v. Flores (C.A.A.F 2024)

5/1/2024
In this episode, we discuss CAAF's decision in United States v. Flores. This case examines sentence appropriateness review under the new sentencing procedures established by the Military Justice Act of 2016. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | NSL Unscripted | Episode 15 – Lt Gen (Ret.) John “Jack” Shanahan discusses artificial intelligence (AI)

4/17/2024
In this episode, CPT Brandon Pugh sits down with Lt Gen (Ret.) John “Jack” Shanahan an expert in the artificial intelligence (AI) field to discuss AI. In his final assignment he served as the inaugural Director of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Center (JAIC). During this episode, Lt Gen (Ret.) Shanahan discusses how he became the DoD’s lead on AI, standing up Project Maven as the director, the process of introducing AI into the DoD, and AI ethics in the DoD including DoD Directive 3000.09 Autonomy in Weapon Systems. The episode ends with Lt Gen (Ret.) Shanahan discussing the future of AI and potential legislation that may be proposed. NSL Practitioner's interested in reviewing resources and scholarship produced by ADN should check out the Operational Law Handbook and LOAC Documentary Supplement and other significant military legal resources available at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School website under publications. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 33: U.S. v. Driskill (C.A.A.F 2024)

4/11/2024
In this episode, we discuss CAAF's decision in United States v. Driskill. This case examines Double Jeopardy and its application to offenses charged under Article 134. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 32: U.S. v. Ramirez (C.A.A.F 2024)

3/20/2024
In this episode, we discuss CAAF's decision in United States v. Ramirez. Specifically, we examine when a military judge must allow questions concerning racial bias during voir dire - while discussing voir dire and bias generally. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 31: U.S. v. Warda (C.A.A.F 2023)

3/8/2024
In this episode, we discuss CAAF's decision in United States v. Warda. Here, the CAAF examines the remedy when the Government is unable to produce documents required by Rule for Courts-Martial 703. The Court provides rules for practitioners concerning their discovery obligations. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School by visiting our website at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/ or on Facebook (tjaglcs), Instagram (tjaglcs), or LinkedIn (school/tjaglcs).
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 30: U.S. v. Brown (C.A.A.F 2024)

2/22/2024
In this episode, we discuss CAAF's decision in United States v. Brown. Specifically, we examine CAAF's view of Part IV of the Manual for Courts-Marital and what constitutes "presence" for disrespect of a noncommissioned officer. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on Facebook (tjaglcs), LinkedIn (tjaglcs), or visit our website for more resources at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp You can also connect directly with the Criminal Law Department on Facebook (tjaglcs_crimlaw) or Instagram (tjaglcs_crimlaw)
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 29: U.S. v. Gilmet (C.A.A.F 2023)

2/7/2024
In this episode, we examine CAAF’s latest case concerning unlawful command influence. Specifically, we examine the difference between actual and apparent unlawful command influence, and the influence that judge advocates can have on the system. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on Facebook (tjaglcs), LinkedIn (tjaglcs), or visit our website for more resources at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp You can also connect directly with the Criminal Law Department on Facebook (tjaglcs_crimlaw) or Instagram (tjaglcs_crimlaw)
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 28: U.S. v. Jeter (C.A.A.F 2023)

1/24/2024
In this episode, we examine CAAF’s analysis concerning when an accused makes a prima facie (pronounced pree-muh fah-shuh according to the majority of the criminal law department) showing that race played a role in the panel selection process at their court martial, whether that panel was properly constituted. The Court weighed their previous precedent which allowed a race conscious selection process for the purpose of inclusion in contrast with the Supreme Court’s ruling in US v Batson which said “race is an impermissible criterion for selection of jurors.” This case is very important for judge advocates to understand as they advise their commanders on selecting court martial members (jurors). Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on Facebook (tjaglcs), LinkedIn (tjaglcs), or visit our website for more resources at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp You can also connect directly with the Criminal Law Department on Facebook (tjaglcs_crimlaw) or Instagram (tjaglcs_crimlaw)
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The Quill & Sword | NSL Unscripted | Episode 14 – Surveillance Law and the Quantum Internet with LTC Mike Lebowitz

12/20/2023
In this episode, Major Keoni Medici, former Associate Professor in the National Security Law Department (ADN) at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS) interviews Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lebowitz, ADN Adjunct Professor and expert in the law that governs cyberspace. LTC Lebowitz discusses his research surrounding gaps in existing electronic surveillance laws and how the future quantum internet will outpace the law. LTC Lebowitz predicts that if not proactively addressed, these legal shortcomings will have a significant impact on U.S. national security. His article is titled “What Happens When the Packets Go Away? How the Quantum Internet Will Diminish Electronic Surveillance Programs and Change Cybersecurity Forever.” The article is published in print and online formats by the Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law.
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 27: United States v. Smith (C.A.A.F 2023)

12/13/2023
In this episode we examine CAAF's analysis concerning how and when a statement qualifies under the excited utterance exception to the hearsay rules and whether appellant's conviction is legally sufficient. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on Facebook (tjaglcs), LinkedIn (tjaglcs), or visit our website for more resources at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp You can also connect directly with the Criminal Law Department on Facebook (tjaglcs_crimlaw) or Instagram (tjaglcs_crimlaw)
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The Quill & Sword | CAAF Chats Ep 26: United States v. Hasan (C.A.A.F 2023) (Part 3)

11/29/2023
In this final part, we conclude our analysis of the CAAF's decision in United States v. Hasan. This episode addresses the SJA's role in providing Article 34 advice, ACCA's decision to not recuse itself, and MAJ Hasan's continued self representation during the post-trial phase. Connect with The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School on Facebook (tjaglcs), LinkedIn (tjaglcs), or visit our website for more resources at https://tjaglcs.army.mil/leapp You can also connect directly with the Criminal Law Department on Facebook (tjaglcs_crimlaw) or Instagram (tjaglcs_crimlaw)
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The Quill & Sword | FredTalks Ep. 21: History of the LLM Program

11/22/2023
Mr. Fred Borch, TJAGLCS Regimental Historian, discusses the history of the LLM Program at TJAGLCS.