U.S. ARMY RESERVE LEGAL COMMAND

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Capt. Thais Ridgeway, judge advocate from the 4th Legal Operations Detachment in Fort Totten, N.Y., shares her journey serving part-time in the Army Reserve as a lawyer, and how she was able to direct commission as a captain because of her civilian education background. Part of the “Dual Pursuits” video series featuring diverse Army Reserve Soldiers and their unique paths to service.
FORT BELVOIR, Virginia – On Saturday and Sunday, Brig. Gen. Gerald R. Krimbill, the 11th commanding general of the United States Army Reserve Legal Command, hosted the first Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps Board of Directors meeting to help shape the strategic initiatives of Judge Advocates, Paralegals, and Legal Administrators within the Reserve and Active Components.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. – Brig. Gen. Gerald R. Krimbill, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command (USARLC), hosted the first Active Component (AC) / Reserve Component (RC) integrated Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) regional training from Dec. 5-7, 2023. This refresher training provided new tools and best practices for all Army component SVCs to provide effective and meaningful representation of clients who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence in the military. It included paralegals who play an important role by supporting SVCs and their clients. Krimbill personally expressed his support for those attending and others in the field currently serving as SVCs and SVC paralegals.
WEST POINT, NY – In the halls of West Point Academy – where the values of “Duty, Honor, Country” have guided generations of Soldiers and American leaders since 1802 – lessons from a legacy of service were shared from Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient and Vietnam War veteran, Col. (ret) Jack Jacobs. Speaking to a room of 60+ Army Reserve judge advocates, legal administrators, and paralegals from the 4th and 7th Legal Operations Detachments (LOD), the MOH recipient opened with the truth: when he commissioned in 1966, the goal for his service was not entirely selfless. “My objective was to serve my three years and go to law school,” he explained, not realizing that his service in the military and as the assistant battalion advisor, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam would create bonds of loyalty so strong, he traded his civilian dream for 20+ years of a career in uniform.
Practice with a purpose: Army Reserve Soldier honors heritage, family with legal career journey
224th Officer Basic Course student 1st Lt. Peter Sabian is pictured in the atrium of  The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School. (U.S. Army photo by Jason Wilkerson)
July 11, 2024 - First Lt. Peter Sabian, a 224th Officer Basic Course student at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, recounts moving to the U.S. from the Ukraine as a teenager, his reasons for joining the Army Reserve, and...

USAR Board of Directors Meeting
USAR BoD
Jan. 28, 2024 - On Saturday and Sunday, Brig. Gen. Gerald R. Krimbill, the 11th commanding general of the United States Army Reserve Legal Command, hosted the first Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps Board of Directors meeting to help...

Special Victims' Counsel Regional Training: Effective Army Component Integration
SPECIAL VICTIMS’ COUNSEL REGIONAL TRAINING EFFECTIVE ARMY COMPONENT INTEGRATION
Dec. 7, 2023 - Brig. Gen. Gerald R. Krimbill, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command (USARLC), hosted the first Active Component (AC) / Reserve Component (RC) integrated Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) regional training from Dec...

Beyond Self: A Journey into the Realm of Selfless Service
MOH
Nov. 4, 2023 - In the halls of West Point Academy – where the values of “Duty, Honor, Country” have guided generations of Soldiers and American leaders since 1802 – lessons from a legacy of service were shared from Medal of Honor (MOH)...

Paralegal Warrior Training – Bridging the gap
Staff Sgt. Melissa Haley, U.S. Army Reserve paralegal noncommissioned officer of the 154th Legal Operations Detachment (Trial Defense Services), is pictured strategizing with her squad leaders an avenue of approach to clear their first objective during the Paralegal Warrior Training Course (PWTC) on July 25, 2023.
Sept. 19, 2023 - This year on July 17, paralegals (27D) from the United States Army Reserve (USAR) and Army National Guard (ARNG) participated in a two-week Paralegal Warrior Training Course (PWTC) to refresh their skillsets with a focus on...

405th AFSB LOGCAP officer victorious at Norwegian Foot March competition in Romania
Master Sgt. Aquanita Burras presents 1st Lt. Katy Voss with the Norwegian Foot March badge. Voss recently completed a Norwegian Foot March competition July 25 in Romania, and her team of 405th Army Field Support Brigade Logistics Civil Augmentation Program professionals said they’re very proud of her accomplishment. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)
July 28, 2023 - Crossing the finish line might have seemed like just another small victory for 1st Lt. Katy Voss, but it was a big win for her team and the 405th Army Field Support Brigade. Voss recently completed a Norwegian Foot March...

Balancing Duties: Army Reserve Life with Maj. and Mrs. Reiner
DELMAR, N.Y – For Maj. Jonathan Reiner, the summer of 2010 brought two life changing decisions: building a relationship with his now-wife of ten years, Mrs. Tamar Reiner, and commissioning in the Army Reserve as an officer in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
June 23, 2023 - For Maj. Jonathan Reiner, the summer of 2010 brought two life changing decisions: building a relationship with his now-wife of ten years, Mrs. Tamar Reiner, and commissioning in the Army Reserve as an officer in the Judge...

Securing Yellow Ribbon Reintegration and legal services: Free legal aid before deploying for Army Reserve Soldiers and Families
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 170 legal assistance actions valued over $25,000 were provided at no-cost to 220+ Army Reserve Soldiers and their families by U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command judge advocates, legal administrators, and paralegals during the 81st Readiness Division’s (RD) Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) in support of seven commands during their pre-deployment phase from April 14-16, 2023. This was the 81st RD’s second in-person event, with three judge advocates and two paralegals of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) supporting the legal services team.
June 15, 2023 - One hundred seventy legal assistance actions valued over $25,000 were provided at no-cost to 220+ Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families by U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command judge advocates, legal administrators and...

U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command’s first Soldier to compete and win in 47th Joint Culinary Training Exercise
At the 47th Joint Culinary Training Exercise (JCTE), U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command’s sole 92G -- G-4 food service program manager, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey W. Vaughan, competed and won a silver medal for his culinary sculpture and a bronze medal for the Mobile Kitchen Trailer (MKT) event as team captain of the Reserve Culinary Arts Team, March 4-9, 2023. He is joined by the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command chief of staff, Col. Kyson Johnson and G-4 staff, Maj. Shannon Memminger and 1st. Lt. Katy Voss.
May 5, 2023 - At the 47th Joint Culinary Training Exercise (JCTE), U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command’s sole 92G -- G-4 food service program manager, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey W. Vaughan, competed and won a silver medal for his culinary...

Army Reserve Legal Professionals Experience Real World Scenarios through Situational Training Exercises
Lt. Col DeShun Eubanks, Exercise Directory, Deputy G-3, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command, leads the Mobile Training Team (MTT) to challenge legal professionals of the 153d Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) and 4th LOD with a Situational Training Exercise (STX) simulating the urgency and conflict of real-life scenarios across various locations in the eastern region on March 4, 2023.
May 1, 2023 - The U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command Mobile Training Team (MTT) challenged legal professionals of the 153d Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) and 4th LOD with a Situational Training Exercise (STX) simulating the urgency and...

COL. DAVID G. BARRETT
Acting Commander, United States Army Reserve Legal Command
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COMMAND SGT. MAJ. CARLOS V. ARRIETA JR.
Command Sergeant Major, United States Army Reserve Legal Command
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