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The AFJAGS Podcast was created to meet the goals set by SECAF, CSAF, and TJAG in accordance with the NDS, NSS, and JAG Corps Flight Plan to drive innovation, develop excellent leaders, collaborate, and ultimately enhance the JAGC’s mission to provide full-spectrum legal support for mission success in air, space, and cyberspace. The AFJAGS Podcast is the next iteration of the digital Reporter (i.e. a JAGC online legal publication) to modernize how we deliver content to the JAGC and beyond through the speed of relevance. Through the podcast, we interview leaders, innovators, and influencers on the law, leadership, and best practices of the day. The podcast will be accessible 24/7 from any electronic device through a fully responsive, shareable, and interactive online platform at https://reporter.dodlive.mil/, along with popular podcast directories like iTunes and Stitcher.

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26. Busting Polygraph Myths with Lt Col Carlos Colon - Part 1
In this 2-part interview we’re going to tackle the polygraph examination…and bust the biggest myths and misconceptions on them with Lt Col Carlos Colon, an Air Force JAG Reservist and full-time FBI Special Agent and Polygraph Examiner & Coordinator. To date, Lt Col Colon has conducted over 900 polygraph exams, and in this interview, we’ll take a deep dive into what polygraphs are, how they’re used in investigations and screening tests, how aspects of them can be admissible in court, the tech behind them, and the experts that use them.
Oct 14, 2020
25. Joint Force Leadership with Brigadier General James Demarest - Part 2
Welcome to Part 2 of our interview with Brigadier General James "Boots" Demarest, the Chief of Staff of the Florida Air National Guard, co-founder of the consulting firm, Joint Force Leadership, and former active duty F-15 pilot who later became a JAG. If you didn’t hear Part 1, please consider listening to the previous episode where we discuss Brigadier General Demarest’s background, development of his leadership philosophy, and 2 of the 3 pillars of the joint force leadership triad including communication and focus. In this Part 2, we continue in the discussion of the joint force leadership triad on, focus, then the last pillar, trust, specifically in how to build trust in yourself, your team, and your processes. We discuss how to monitor trust through the de-briefing process, including how fighter pilots conduct de-briefings as a best practice. We cover how his consulting firm teaches Fortune 500 companies and professional organizations like the NFL and conclude with a discussion on his new book, "Joint Force Leadership – How Seals and Fighter Pilots Lead to Success."
Sep 28, 2020
24. Joint Force Leadership with Brigadier General James Demarest - Part 1
This episode is the first part of a 2-part interview with Brigadier General James "Boots" Demarest, the Chief of Staff of the Florida Air National Guard, co-founder of the consulting firm, Joint Force Leadership, and former active duty F-15 pilot who later became a JAG. Over this 2-part interview we discuss The Joint Force Leadership Triad that was created through the combined experiences of Brigadier General Demarest as a fighter pilot, along with his co-founder, a former Navy Seal. In this first part, we discuss Brigadier General Demarest’s background, development of his leadership philosophy over multiple career paths, and 2 of the 3 pillars of the joint force leadership triad including communication and focus.
Sep 24, 2020
24. Joint Force Leadership with Brigadier General James Demarest - Part 1
This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Brigadier General James “Boots” Demarest, the Chief of Staff of the Florida Air National Guard, co-founder and partner of the consulting firm, Joint Force Leadership, and former active duty F-15 pilot and then JAG. In this first part, we discuss Brigadier General Demarest’s background, development of his leadership philosophy over multiple career paths, and 2 of the 3 pillars of the joint force leadership triad including communication and focus.
Sep 15, 2020
23. Emotional Intelligence & Personality Profiles with (Ret.) Lt Col Megan Allison & Lt Col Brandie Jeffries - Part 2
This episode is Part 2 of a two-part interview with two guest experts, Lt Col Megan Allison, USAF Retired, and Lt Col Brandie Jeffries, USAF. If you didn't hear Part 1, please do, where we discuss the importance of emotional intelligence (EI), ways to improve your EI, and the 16 Personalities Profile Assessment where we began discussion on the 4 pairs of opposites within the test. In this Part 2, we continue the discussion on the 4 pairs of opposites and our guests offer their tips and advice on how to take the Personalities Profile assessment, interpret the assessment, and implement its key results into your life to improve your emotional intelligence, and ultimate leadership ability.
Sep 02, 2020
22. Emotional Intelligence & Personality Profiles with (Ret.) Lt Col Megan Allison & Lt Col Brandie Jeffries - Part 1
In today’s interview we discuss “Emotional Intelligence and Personality Profiles,” a topic sure to increase your emotional intelligence, intra and inter personnel communication skills, and ultimate leadership ability. This episode is Part 1 of a two-part interview with 2 guest experts, Lt Col Megan Allison, USAF Retired, and Lt Col Brandie Jeffries, USAF. In this episode, we discuss the importance of emotional intelligence (EI), ways to improve your EI, and the 16 Personalities Profile Assessment where we began discussion on the 4 pairs of opposites within the test.
Aug 19, 2020
Air Force Judge Advocate Generals School Podcast - 21. Space Law & the New U.S. Space Force with Lt Col James Gutzman
In this episode, we interview Lt Col James Gutzman on space law and the new US Space Force which became an independent military branch in December of 2019. We explore the historical development of space law, the current space legal regime, private enterprise in space, and the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving space domain.
Aug 06, 2020
21. Space Law & the New U.S. Space Force with Lt Col James Gutzman
In this episode, we interview Lt Col James Gutzman on Space Law and the new US Space Force which became an independent military branch in December of 2019. We explore the historical development of space law, the current space legal regime, private enterprise in space, and the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving space domain.
Aug 05, 2020
20. Defense Support to Civil Authorities & Domestic Operations with (Ret.) Lt Col R. Curtis McNeil – Part 2
Welcome to the second part of a 2-part interview where we discuss Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Domestic Operations with Retired Lt Col R. Curtis McNeil. If you didn’t hear part 1, please do. In this part 2, we continue the interview and explore the innovative legal solutions forged by Lt Col McNeil and his team through Hurricane Dorian, and then he offers a vivid personal account of living through Hurricane Michael, in the Florida panhandle, as a victim – and his leadership lesson takeaways.
Jul 22, 2020
19. Defense Support to Civil Authorities & Domestic Operations with (Ret.) Lt Col R. Curtis McNeil - Part 1
This is part 1 of a 2-part interview on Defense Support to Civil Authorities & Domestic Operations with Retired Lt Col R. Curtis McNeil, the current Chief of Domestic Operations and Intelligence Law and First Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. If you have any interest in learning more about how the federal government supports local communities in times of emergency and natural disaster, this interview is for you! In this part 1 of the interview, we offer a behind-the-scenes look at defense support to civil authorities and domestic operations leading up to, during, and after a natural disaster. In part 2 of the interview, we explore the innovative legal solutions forged by Lt Col McNeil and his team through Hurricane Dorian, and then he offers a vivid personal account of living through Hurricane Michael, in the Florida panhandle, as a victim – and his leadership lesson takeaways.
Jul 22, 2020
18. Leadership Through Disruptive Innovation with (Ret.) Lt Gen Paul K. Carlton Jr - Part 2
This is Part 2 of the interview with Retired Lieutenant General Paul K. Calton, Jr., the former Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force, and an 11,000 case surgeon with over 30 years of experience, on the topic, “Leadership Through Disruptive Innovation.” If you didn’t hear Part 1, please do. This part 2 picks up with Lieutenant General Carlton’s incredible account of 9/11 at the Pentagon, in which we left off with a Navy Seal there to assist in the midst of the inferno and chaos left in the wake of the plane crash.
Jun 15, 2020
17. Leadership Through Disruptive Innovation with (Ret.) Lt Gen Paul K. Carlton Jr - Part 1
This episode is the first part of the 2-part interview with Retired Lieutenant General Paul K. Carlton, Jr., the former Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force, and an 11,000 case surgeon with over 30 years of experience, on the topic, “Leadership Through Disruptive Innovation.” This interview includes some fascinating accounts of when his leadership was challenged in extremely high stress situations and his innovative solutions – in the face of putting his career on the line and potential courts-martial. In this first part, we discuss his background, a relief effort in Haiti where he made life and death decisions and an electrifying account of his personal experience at the Pentagon on 9/11 where he risked his life to save others.
Jun 15, 2020
16. Vietnam POW & Tap Code with (Ret.) Colonel Carlyle "Smitty" Harris - Part 2
This episode is the second of a 2-part interview with Air Force Retired Colonel Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, a Vietnam War Veteran fighter pilot who was shot down on combat mission in his F-105 over North Vietnam on April 4, 1965. Col Harris was forced to bail out, captured by the North Vietnamese and became the 6th American POW where he spent the next 8 years in captivity with hundreds of other American POWs including John McCain and George “Bud” Day. If you didn’t listen to part one, please do where we discuss Col Harris' background, buildup to Vietnam, a vivid account of the day he was shot down over North Vietnam, his beginning experience in captivity, and how he resurrected the Tap Code to communicate with fellow POWs. In this part two, we further explore Col Harris’ account of solitary confinement in North Vietnam, his resolve to follow the Code of Military Conduct, how his fellow POWs utilized the Tap Code to their strategic advantage, his eventual release from captivity and homecoming, and his takeaways on resiliency and leadership.
May 25, 2020
15. Vietnam POW & Tap Code with (Ret.) Colonel Carlyle "Smitty" Harris - Part 1
This episode is the first of a 2-part interview with Air Force Retired Colonel Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, a Vietnam War Veteran fighter pilot who was shot down on combat mission in his F-105 over North Vietnam on April 4, 1965. Col Harris was forced to bail out, captured by the North Vietnamese and became the 6th American POW where he spent the next 8 years in captivity with hundreds of other American POWs including John McCain and George “Bud” Day. Col Harris suffered through torture, solitary confinement, and relentless abuse – but endured through it all with reliance on the Code of Military Conduct and a communication system, called the Tap Code, an old and unused WW2 communication method that he covertly taught his fellow POWs, and they in-turn taught others, which remained a vital slink of communication through their captivity, without which they may have not prevailed. In this first part, we explore Col Harris' background, buildup to Vietnam, a vivid account of the day he was shot down over North Vietnam, his beginning experience in captivity, and how he resurrected the Tap Code to communicate with fellow POWs.
May 25, 2020
14. How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco - Part 2
This is part 2, of a two-part interview, where we discuss "How to Innovate" from both the Air Force level and personal level with Retired Colonel Bill DeMarco. If you didn't hear part 1, please do. In this part 2, we further explore innovation from a personal standpoint, including determining your innovative profile based on a 4-color quadrant model, the Innovative LifeCycle Curve, and some "innovative" leadership insights. Colonel DeMarco is a native of San Carlos, California and graduated from the Citadel in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He is a command pilot with over 2,700 flying hours and his experiences include command at the squadron, group and regional levels. He has been involved in all aspects of air mobility including: as a tactical and strategic airlift pilot, qualified in airdrop and special operations, tanker pilot, airbase command and control officer, and Commander, and served as the 44th Air Command and Staff College Commandant. He has served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Mogadishu, Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern/Southern Watch, Nobel Eagle and most recently Enduring and Iraqi Freedom with four tours in theater. He holds three master of science degrees in Military Arts and Science from the American Military University; Military Operational Art and Science, from Air University; and Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB. Col DeMarco currently sits as the Director of Air University Innovation and Leadership Institute, Chair and Dean of Education Leadership Department, and Professor of Leadership Studies Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Maxwell AFB. He is an adjunct professor at Auburn University in Leadership. He serves as a National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford’s University Hoover Institution and is a Fellow at The Judge Business School, Cambridge University, England. He’s been a TEDx speaker, contributes as a leadership consultant for the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, and is the founder and CEO of the Mastermind Century Group, LLC.
Feb 28, 2020
13. How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco - Part 1
This is part 1, of a two-part interview, where we discuss "How to Innovate" from both the Air Force level and personal level with Retired Colonel Bill DeMarco. Colonel DeMarco is a native of San Carlos, California and graduated from the Citadel in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He is a command pilot with over 2,700 flying hours and his experiences include command at the squadron, group and regional levels. He has been involved in all aspects of air mobility including: as a tactical and strategic airlift pilot, qualified in airdrop and special operations, tanker pilot, airbase command and control officer, and Commander, and served as the 44th Air Command and Staff College Commandant. He has served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Mogadishu, Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern/Southern Watch, Nobel Eagle and most recently Enduring and Iraqi Freedom with four tours in theater. He holds three master of science degrees in Military Arts and Science from the American Military University; Military Operational Art and Science, from Air University; and Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB. Col DeMarco currently sits as the Director of Air University Innovation and Leadership Institute, Chair and Dean of Education Leadership Department, and Professor of Leadership Studies Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Maxwell AFB. He is an adjunct professor at Auburn University in Leadership. He serves as a National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford’s University Hoover Institution and is a Fellow at The Judge Business School, Cambridge University, England. He’s been a TEDx speaker, contributes as a leadership consultant for the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, and is the founder and CEO of the Mastermind Century Group, LLC.
Feb 28, 2020
12. Exchange Officer Program with Major Chris Bailey
In this episode, we discuss the Air Force JAG Corps Exchange Officer Program with Major Chris Bailey, the current Exchange Officer attached to the Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra Australia. As we’ve discussed in previous episodes, leadership and ambassadorship often go hand-in-hand, and in today’s interview, we explore Major Bailey’s unique position in ambassadorship, how he gained experience to prepare for the position, and how you can employ some of his lessons to become a better ambassador, whether at home or abroad, and perhaps pursue a career in international or operational law. Major Bailey currently serves as the USAF Legal Exchange Officer to the Royal Australian Air Force (or RAAF), posted to the Australian Defence Force Legal Services Directorate of Operations and Security Law in Canberra, Australia. In this capacity, he is fully integrated into the Defence Legal Division, providing legal services and advice on matters affecting defense strategic policy and plans, operations, exercises, and training to the Australian Department of Defence and all branches of the Australian Defence Force. He assists in reviewing and drafting regulations and doctrine, commenting on draft treaties, and reviewing new weapons for compliance with the Law of Armed Conflict (i.e. LOAC). In December 2010, Major Bailey entered active duty with a direct commission as an Air Force judge advocate. His prior assignments include acting as an assistant staff judge advocate at Canon AFB, then RAF Mildenhall in the UK as chief of operations and international law 100th Air Refueling Wing, where he subsequently acted as the Staff Judge Advocate at the 352rd Special Operation Wing. He also deployed in support of special operations in 2013. Major Bailey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, from Southwestern University, in Texas, and J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a Squadron Officer School Distinguished Graduate, and more recently obtained a Master of Laws, or LL.M., in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law, from University of Nebraska. Next, he became the Chief of Intelligence Law at 25th Air Force, JB San Antonio, Texas before moving into his current position.
Feb 22, 2020
14. How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco - Part 2
This is part 2, of a two-part interview, where we discuss “How to Innovate” from both the Air Force level and personal level with Retired Colonel Bill DeMarco. If you didn't hear part 1, please do. Colonel DeMarco is a native of San Carlos, California and graduated from the Citadel in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He is a command pilot with over 2,700 flying hours and his experiences include command at the squadron, group and regional levels. He has been involved in all aspects of air mobility including: as a tactical and strategic airlift pilot, qualified in airdrop and special operations, tanker pilot, airbase command and control officer, and Commander, and served as the 44th Air Command and Staff College Commandant. He has served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Mogadishu, Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern/Southern Watch, Nobel Eagle and most recently Enduring and Iraqi Freedom with four tours in theater. He holds three master of science degrees in Military Arts and Science from the American Military University; Military Operational Art and Science, from Air University; and Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB. Colonel DeMarco currently sits as the Director of Air University Innovation and Leadership Institute, Chair and Dean of Education Leadership Department, and Professor of Leadership Studies Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Maxwell AFB. He is an adjunct professor at Auburn University in Leadership. He serves as a National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford’s University Hoover Institution and is a Fellow at The Judge Business School, Cambridge University, England. He’s been a TEDx speaker, contributes as a leadership consultant for the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, and is the founder and CEO of the Mastermind Century Group, LLC.
Feb 22, 2020
13. How to Innovate with (Ret.) Colonel Bill DeMarco - Part 1
This is part 1, of a two-part interview, where we discuss “How to Innovate” from the both the Air Force level and personal level with Retired Colonel Bill DeMarco. Colonel DeMarco is a native of San Carlos, California and graduated from the Citadel in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. He is a command pilot with over 2,700 flying hours and his experiences include command at the squadron, group and regional levels. He has been involved in all aspects of air mobility including: as a tactical and strategic airlift pilot, qualified in airdrop and special operations, tanker pilot, airbase command and control officer, and Commander, and served as the 44th Air Command and Staff College Commandant. He has served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Mogadishu, Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern/Southern Watch, Nobel Eagle and most recently Enduring and Iraqi Freedom with four tours in theater. He holds three master of science degrees in Military Arts and Science from the American Military University; Military Operational Art and Science, from Air University; and Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB. Colonel DeMarco currently sits as the Director of Air University Innovation and Leadership Institute, Chair and Dean of Education Leadership Department, and Professor of Leadership Studies Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), Maxwell AFB. He is an adjunct professor at Auburn University in Leadership. He serves as a National Security Affairs Fellow at Stanford’s University Hoover Institution and is a Fellow at The Judge Business School, Cambridge University, England. He’s been a TEDx speaker, contributes as a leadership consultant for the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, and is the founder and CEO of the Mastermind Century Group, LLC.
Feb 22, 2020
11. Career Path with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado - Part 2
This is part 2, of a two-part interview, with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado on "Career Path." If you didn't hear part 1, please do. Brigadier General Maldonado is the current Commander for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, who also holds the remarkable achievement of attaining 3 Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) through his career as a pilot, personnelist, and a judge advocate – a true “triple threat” one could say! And he’s here today to talk about his career path – in that there is not necessarily a “normal” career path – from his humble beginnings in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, NY where he first learned to speak English, to his prominent role as a Commanding General. Brigadier General Maldonado pinned onto the rank of Brigadier General in June of 2019 and has had a truly remarkable – and unique – career. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant pilot in May of that year. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. From there, he transitioned into a personnelist, earning his second AFSC, where he acted as the Chief of Personnel Utilization and Training, at McGuire AFB, NJ. Brigadier General Maldonado then moved back into his pilot career path as a KC-135 aircraft commander at both Grand Forks AFB, ND, and then the New Jersey ANG from 1994-2006. During his transition to the New Jersey ANG he entered law school and graduated with a JD from Rutgers Law School in 2004. In 2006, he transitioned into his third AFSC as a Deputy Judge Advocate with the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard. He subsequently became the State Staff Judge Advocate for Joint Force Headquarters, DC National Guard. In his civilian capacity, he worked as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice for more than a decade where he prosecuted large-scale international cases working in the Counterterrorism, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Sections. Brigadier General Maldonado has numerous deployments under his belt including flying 48 combat sorties over Afghanistan in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Other deployments include Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Spain, Oman and Portugal. He also represented the Department of Defense’s Institute for International Legal Studies as a Rule of Law, Counterterrorism, and Counter-narcotics expert instructor in Peru, El Salvador, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently, Brigadier General Maldonado acts as the Commanding General, Air Component Command, District of Columbia National Guard. He is the principal advisor to the Commanding General of the DC National Guard and manages over 1,200 Airmen, civilians and contractors, while ensuring all his units maintain the required readiness for world-wide deployment.
Feb 21, 2020
10. Career Path with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado - Part 1
This is part 1, of a two-part interview, with Brigadier General Mark Maldonado, the current Commander for the District of Columbia Air National Guard, who also holds the remarkable achievement of attaining 3 Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) through his career as a pilot, personnelist, and a judge advocate – a true “triple threat” one could say! And he’s here today to talk about his career path – in that there is not necessarily a “normal” career path – from his humble beginnings in Puerto Rico and the Bronx, NY where he first learned to speak English, to his prominent role as a Commanding General. Brigadier General Maldonado pinned onto the rank of Brigadier General in June of 2019 and has had a truly remarkable – and unique – career. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991 and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant pilot in May of that year. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. From there, he transitioned into a personnelist, earning his second AFSC, where he acted as the Chief of Personnel Utilization and Training, at McGuire AFB, NJ. Brigadier General Maldonado then moved back into his pilot career path as a KC-135 aircraft commander at both Grand Forks AFB, ND, and then the New Jersey ANG from 1994-2006. During his transition to the New Jersey ANG he entered law school and graduated with a JD from Rutgers Law School in 2004. In 2006, he transitioned into his third AFSC as a Deputy Judge Advocate with the 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard. He subsequently became the State Staff Judge Advocate for Joint Force Headquarters, DC National Guard. In his civilian capacity, he worked as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice for more than a decade where he prosecuted large-scale international cases working in the Counterterrorism, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Sections. Brigadier General Maldonado has numerous deployments under his belt including flying 48 combat sorties over Afghanistan in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Other deployments include Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Spain, Oman and Portugal. He also represented the Department of Defense’s Institute for International Legal Studies as a Rule of Law, Counterterrorism, and Counter-narcotics expert instructor in Peru, El Salvador, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Currently, Brigadier General Maldonado acts as the Commanding General, Air Component Command, District of Columbia National Guard. He is the principal advisor to the Commanding General of the DC National Guard and manages over 1,200 Airmen, civilians and contractors, while ensuring all his units maintain the required readiness for world-wide deployment.
Feb 21, 2020
9. Effective Listening with (Ret.) Major Eric McGreevy
In today’s episode we interview retired Major Eric McGreevy on "Effective Listening,” a topic rarely trained upon, generally misunderstood, but likely one of the most important skill sets in a leader’s toolbox. Major Eric McGreevy, US Air Force retired, is currently an Innovative Education Technologist at the Air Force Squadron Officer School where he is responsible for enhancing innovation and leadership at the School and also assists in their mixed reality leadership scenarios. Maj McGreevy enlisted in the Air Force as a Vehicle Operator/Dispatcher in 1989 and spent his first five years at Grand Forks AFB, ND. For the next six years, he was an Instructor for his career field’s technical training course at Lackland AFB, TX, and moved with the School when it was relocated to Ft Leonard Wood, MO in 1996. He was commissioned as a Logistics Readiness Officer in 2000 and has held several Flight Commander positions including Pope AFB, NC, and Rhein Main AB, Germany, where he was in charge of ground and air transportation specialists. Major McGreevy spent his last five years on active duty as a Flight Commander and Operations Officer for the Air and Space Basic Course. He has also deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; first to Bahrain Air Base, then to Afghanistan for a year as an embedded training team member, responsible for mentoring the Afghan National Army’s vehicle maintenance program. Major McGreevy earned his Master’s degree in Management, with a concentration in Leadership, from the American Military University. He is a certified Professional Military Education (PME) “Master Instructor” with 20 years of teaching experience.
Feb 21, 2020
8. JAG Successfully Argues before US Supreme Court with Captain Thomas Govan - Part 2
This is Part 2 of the interview with Captain Thomas Govan on his experience in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2018 in the case of Vernon Madison v. State of Alabama. If you didn’t hear Part 1, please do, where we discuss an overview of the case, how Captain Govan became involved and selected to present oral argument, and the preparation he took leading up to the day of oral argument. Summary In summary for the case of Madison v. State of Alabama: The US Supreme Court held in a 5-3 decision with the State of Alabama that the 8th Amendment permits a state to execute a prisoner who no longer remembers the crime. However, the Court held that a state cannot executive rationally understand the reason for execution, whether that reason is due to psychosis or dementia, as is the case with Mr. Madison. Justice Kagan authored the Court’s majority opinion and was joined by Chief Justice Roberts, and Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan. The dissent included Justice Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch. Justice Cavanagh had not yet taken the bench. The majority opinion followed the precedents set in the seminal cases of Ford v. Wainwright, 1986, and Panetti v. Quarterman, 2007, where the Court held the 8th Amendment prohibits executing a prisoner who lost his/her “sanity” in that “killing one who has no capacity” to understand the crime or punishment “simply offends humanity.” And that there is no “retributive value” in executing a person who has no comprehension of the sentence.
Feb 21, 2020
7. JAG Successfully Argues before US Supreme Court with Captain Thomas Govan - Part 1
In this episode, we interview Captain Thomas Govan on his experience in successfully arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2018 in the case of Vernon Madison v. State of Alabama where he argued on behalf of the State of Alabama. The case centered around whether the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, barring cruel and unusual punishment, prohibits executing a person for a crime they do not remember. This episode is the first part of the 2-part interview. In this first part, we discuss an overview of the case, how Captain Govan became involved and selected to present oral argument, and the preparation he took leading up to the day of oral argument. In Part 2, we focus on his experience at the US Supreme Court in oral argument.
Feb 21, 2020
Law as an Instrument of National Power
Interview-based podcast with leaders, innovators, and influencers on the law, leadership, and best practices of the day. We explore all areas of military legal practice, connecting the dots from the tactical to the strategic, and push the boundaries of innovation through the speed of relevance.
Jan 07, 2020
6. Law as an Instrument of National Power with Colonel Jeremy Weber
Law as an Instrument of National Power
Jan 03, 2020
5. Artificial Intelligence & Military Legal Practice with Colonel Frank Coppersmith - Part 2
Interview-based podcast with leaders, innovators, and influencers on the law, leadership, and best practices of the day. We explore all areas of military legal practice, connecting the dots from the tactical to the strategic, and push the boundaries of innovation through the speed of relevance.
Nov 18, 2019
4. Artificial Intelligence & Military Legal Practice with Colonel Frank Coppersmith - Part 1
Interview-based podcast with leaders, innovators, and influencers on the law, leadership, and best practices of the day. We explore all areas of military legal practice, connecting the dots from the tactical to the strategic, and push the boundaries of innovation through the speed of relevance.
Nov 18, 2019
3. 10 Leadership Legacy Lessons with Colonel Cynthia Kearley - Part 2
Interview-based podcast with leaders, innovators, and influencers on the law, leadership, and best practices of the day. We explore all areas of military legal practice, connecting the dots from the tactical to the strategic, and push the boundaries of innovation through the speed of relevance.
Nov 18, 2019
2. 10 Leadership Legacy Lessons with Colonel Cynthia Kearley - Part 1
Interview-based podcast with leaders, innovators, and influencers on the law, leadership, and best practices of the day. We explore all areas of military legal practice, connecting the dots from the tactical to the strategic, and push the boundaries of innovation through the speed of relevance.
Nov 18, 2019
1. Leadership with (Ret.) Brigadier General Patrick Mordente
Leadership interview with Ret Brigadier General Patrick Mordente
Nov 18, 2019