182nd Airlift Wing hosts joint-force JAG training
By Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer, 182nd Airlift Wing
/ Published September 13, 2015
PEORIA, Ill. -- The 182nd Airlift Wing hosted a joint-force training workshop for around 60 legal professionals from both the Air and Army National Guard during its unit training assembly here last weekend.
"The point of the conference is to bring judge advocates and paralegals together and conduct continuing legal education," said Army Col. Bob Roth, staff judge advocate for the Illinois National Guard. "And so we present material and information on core legal areas within the (judge advocate general) corps - legal assistance, operational law, military justice, administrative law topics."
The two-day training event included updates on national military law projects and insights that the professionals will take back their home units to enhance the cohesiveness of the joint-force JAG corps mission, Roth said.
"We have a very good reputation of working well together. And certainly at the headquarters level we do that, and to a certain extent we want that to filter down to the wings and brigade levels as well," said Air Force Col. Marty Green, the JAG for the Illinois Air National Guard headquarters.
The Judge Advocate General Corps provides professional counsel and a full spectrum of legal capabilities to the soldiers and Airmen. More information can be found at www.goang.com/Careers/Judge-Advocate/51JX and www.nationalguard.com/jag.