Describe what you do?
I’m a lawyer. I’m a federal prosecutor for UCMJ violations, a legal advisor to military commanders, and a legal assistance attorney for military members.
Describe how you do it?
I study the law and apply it to specific situations. As a prosecutor, I oversee cases from investigation to trial to sentencing. As a legal advisor, I review applicable federal statutes or military regulations and apply them to factual scenarios. As a legal assistance attorney, I listen to clients’ situations and provide them either the legal solution or point them in the right direction.
Describe why you do it?
Legal assistance enables me to enable the personal lives of other military members. Legal advice to commanders allows commanders to act within their proper legal scope. Prosecution of military law violations upholds the integrity of the law, ensures the establishment of good order and discipline, and balances the capabilities of our nation’s fighting forces.
What was the first step you took to become what you are now?
What do you wish you had paid more attention to in school?
Outlining; relationship between detail and the big picture