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1979 Army Law. 1 (1979)

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the army

LAWYER
HEADGUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

Department of the Army Pamphlet
27-50-73
January 1979
Table of Contents
'N    Minor Symposium on Enlistment Procedure and
Personal Jurisdiction: Introduction
Improving Quality Control of Enlistment
Processing Since U.S. v. Russo
Wagner, Valadez, and Harrison: A Definitive
Enlistment Trilogy?
Reductions for Inefficiency: An Overlooked Tool
A Look at the Army Contract Adjustment Board
Promotions in the JAGC, USAR
Administrative and Civil Law Section
Legal Assistance Items
CLE News
Judiciary Nots .    .      .   .     .    .
Reieve Affairs Item
JAGC Personnel Section
Current Materials of Interest
Errata

Minor Symposium On Enlistment
Procedure and Personal Jurisdiction:
Introduction
All the services have experienced problems
associated with lack of court-martial jurisdic-
1   tion over servicemembers whose enlistments
are void because they were required to choose
2    between civilian jail or enlistment in the armed
4   forces (United States v. Catlow, 23 C.M.A.
14   142, 48 C.M.R. 758 (1974)), or because they
15   had some disqualification for enlistment but,
!3   due to recruiter misconduct, were enlisted
14   nevertheless (United States v. Russo, 1 M.J.R.
!6
31   134 (C.M.A. 1975)).
15     On 1 July 1976, the United States Military
15   Enlistment Processing Command (MEPCOM)
16   was established in response to complaints by
16   Congress and within DOD about lax quality
control during enlistment processing. This
joint command, which supervises the operation
of the Armed Forces Examining and Entrance
Stations (AFEES), has instituted new proce-
dures to improve quality control and to remedy
some of the evils perceived by the United States
Court of Military Appeals in Russo. An article
prepared by MEPCOM, detailing these proce-
dures, is set forth below.
Following the MEPCOM article is a discus-
sion of three recent opinions of the Court of

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