Top JAG's letter sparks IG complaint: A private attorney has accused Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen.... #airforce
A private attorney has accused Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Richard Harding and another Air Force lawyer of improperly trying to persuade the JAG corps to support maintaining sexual assault cases inside the chain of command. Susan Burke, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who represents victims of military sexual assault, has asked the Defense Department Inspector General to investigate an October letter by Harding and Col. Jeffrey Rockwell to Air Force attorneys. An Air Force spokeswoman said there was nothing wrong with the letter, which she described as an internal working document. As the senior military lawyer for the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Harding routinely communicates with JAGs across the Air Force about legal matters, policy issues, and professional development, Lt. Col. Jill Whitesell said in an email. The letter reiterated the services and DoDs position about pro...