Fort Drum Office of the Staff Judge Advocate

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On November 7th 2003 two of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps’ (JAGC) finest personnel were killed when enemy fire erup...
11/11/2021

On November 7th 2003 two of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps’ (JAGC) finest personnel were killed when enemy fire erupted toward their transport helicopter bringing the helicopter down and killing all six souls on board. Regimental Command Sergeant Major (CSM), CSM Cornell Gilmore and Chief Warrant Officer of the Corps Chief Warrant Officer Five Sharon Swartworth, were amongst the fallen.

RCSM Gilmore: “He cared desperately about taking care of soldiers, not only soldiers in the JAG Corps, but the ability of JAG to take care of all military members,” Nevin said. “He died doing what he liked doing best, which was going out in field and meeting with our young soldiers.”

CW5 Swartworth: "Sharon was a shining star in the Warrant Officer Corps. No one soldier contributed more to the perception and value of a modern day Warrant Officer than Sharon. The impact of her loss has yet to be felt and has left an empty place in the hearts of all who knew her. God Bless you Sharon and your family."

In honor of these two outstanding leaders, the close proximity of their deaths to Veterans Day, and in celebration of their service to the JAGC and ultimately the Army, SSG Aaron Grubbs, Brigade Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer and Major Jonathan Wellemeyer, Brigade Judge Advocate, both assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, created and spearheaded the first annual “Gilmore Grinder” workout which was hosted by the Office of The Staff Judge Advocate on 10 November 2021. The hero workout recognized the six souls on board the aircraft and executed an event for each of the fallen warriors.

Join us annually as we celebrate the service of our Veterans. Contact our office for the CONOP.

Happy Veterans Day!!!
#FlyToGlory #ClimbToGlory

U.S. Army JAG Corps
10th Mountain Division
10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

11/10/2021
Congratulations to CPL Pirwitz (Legal Assistance Paralegal NCO assigned to Headquarters Support, Company, Headquarters a...
11/06/2021

Congratulations to CPL Pirwitz (Legal Assistance Paralegal NCO assigned to Headquarters Support, Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion) and CPL Rodriguez (Paralegal NCO assigned to 10th Mountain Division Artillery) on their successful completion of BLC. Members of the OSJA and the brigade legal offices attended their graduation to show them support. HHBN CSM, CSM Jeremy Bradford coined CPL Pirwitz for his efforts.

Job well done‼️
#LeadTheClimb
Fort Drum Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion HHBN 10th MTN Division
10th Mountain Division
10th Mountain Division Artillery
U.S. Army JAG Corps

Last night our very own SFC Mindy High, Military Justice NCO aka "OSJA Hollywood Celebrity" performed in the play Steel ...
11/06/2021

Last night our very own SFC Mindy High, Military Justice NCO aka "OSJA Hollywood Celebrity" performed in the play Steel Magnolias as Shelby. Our Judge Advocates, Paralegals, and family members went out to support her. Congratulations SFC High. Job well done!!!

U.S. Army JAG Corps
10th Mountain Division

11/05/2021

Soldier Convicted of Desertion

On 4 November PFC Richard Richards was convicted of two specifications of desertion and one specification of AWOL for leaving his unit. He was apprehended by law enforcement and returned to Fort Drum for trial. The Military Judge sentenced him to 110 days of confinement and a Bad-Conduct discharge.

The case was prosecuted by the Fort Drum Military Justice office with the help and support of the 10th CAB Legal Office.

The vast majority of Fort Drum Soldiers are upstanding and law abiding individuals.  Unfortunately, every once in a whil...
11/05/2021

The vast majority of Fort Drum Soldiers are upstanding and law abiding individuals. Unfortunately, every once in a while Soldiers still commit misconduct. A conviction at a Court-Martial is a federal conviction that will follow you for life. Think before you act, and keep each other safe. Please check out the Mountain Justice for some of the efforts of the Command, Law Enforcement and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate to police our own and ensure the safety of our community.

Please join the Fort Drum Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulating two of the newest Noncommissioned Officer...
11/05/2021

Please join the Fort Drum Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulating two of the newest Noncommissioned Officers of the JAG Corps; CPL Rodriguez and CPL Pirwitz. They were both laterally promoted to the rank of CPL today (November 4th) and will graduate Basic Leader Course tomorrow (November 5th).

10th Mountain Division
#ClimbToGlory #tothetop

We start them young here. Take your little ones to the nearest recruiting office and demand that they get enlisted to jo...
10/30/2021

We start them young here. Take your little ones to the nearest recruiting office and demand that they get enlisted to join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum.

Baby Turner, says if you aren't Climbing to Glory, then you ain't moving‼️

10th Mountain Division
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U.S. Army JAG Corps

We start them young here. Take your little ones to the nearest recruiting office and demand that they get enlisted to join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum.

Baby Turner, says if you aren't Climbing to Glory, then you ain't moving‼️

10th Mountain Division
Climbtoglory7
U.S. Army JAG Corps

Today, 29 October, the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate held their first annual Trunk or Treat at the pavilion located...
10/29/2021

Today, 29 October, the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate held their first annual Trunk or Treat at the pavilion located on Lewis Ave and 1st Street Main. Awards were given out for Best Costume (adult and kid), Best Carved Pumpkin, Best Decorated Trunk, and Best Family Costume.

#ClimbToGlory #tothetop
10th Mountain Division

Please join us in congratulating SPC Victor Kraemer, assigned as Paralegal Specialist, at HHBN, 10th Mountain Division (...
10/29/2021

Please join us in congratulating SPC Victor Kraemer, assigned as Paralegal Specialist, at HHBN, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, on his successful completion of the most correspondence course hours this week. For his efforts of going above and beyond the standard and his dedication to professional development, he earned a Certificate of Achievement.

An increase in completed correspondence course hours results in an increase in promotion points and subsequently an increase in a paralegal’s ranking on the order of merit list (OML), to attend Basic Leader Course or Advance Leader Course. The OML gives priority to those who make an effort to earn promotion points through ACCP, APFT, Weapons Qualifications, Civilian Education, Military Education, etc. both courses are a part of the milestone in Professional Military Education (PME) for all enlisted Soldiers. We encourage our paralegals to achieve each PME milestone and other milestones indicated on the 27D Career Map.

#ClimbToGlory #ToTheTop
10th Mountain Division

Please join us in congratulating SPC Victor Kraemer, assigned as Paralegal Specialist, at HHBN, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, on his successful completion of the most correspondence course hours this week. For his efforts of going above and beyond the standard and his dedication to professional development, he earned a Certificate of Achievement.

An increase in completed correspondence course hours results in an increase in promotion points and subsequently an increase in a paralegal’s ranking on the order of merit list (OML), to attend Basic Leader Course or Advance Leader Course. The OML gives priority to those who make an effort to earn promotion points through ACCP, APFT, Weapons Qualifications, Civilian Education, Military Education, etc. both courses are a part of the milestone in Professional Military Education (PME) for all enlisted Soldiers. We encourage our paralegals to achieve each PME milestone and other milestones indicated on the 27D Career Map.

#ClimbToGlory #ToTheTop
10th Mountain Division

This morning, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum hosted its Prayer Breakfast. The host was Mr. Os...
10/29/2021

This morning, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum hosted its Prayer Breakfast. The host was Mr. Oscar Roan, NFL Tight End (Retired) Christian and Motivational Speaker, who delivered a message that focused on "Being careful with who you listen to because it can cost you your life." He left us with the resounding message to "Find yourself some young warriors and teach them; not about staying in the cave, not about staying in depression, but about the victories." Mr. Roan will speak at the Fort Drum Main Chapel at 1100 on Sunday.

10/29/2021

Soldier Convicted of Burglarizing a Gun Store and Distributing Controlled Substances.

On 28 October, 2021, PVT Elanray Anglin was convicted of burglarizing a gun store in Gouverneur of 52 fi****ms and then distributing them. He was also convicted of distributing co***ne, L*D, oxycodone and psilocybin to other Soldiers. He was sentenced to 5 years, one month of confinement and a bad conduct discharge.

The case was investigated by the Fort Drum CID office, and prosecuted by the military justice office with the assistance of the paralegals of 2BCT.

Today, 28 October 2021, 1LT Christopher Shelton was promoted to the rank of CPT. The ceremony was conducted in the Trial...
10/28/2021

Today, 28 October 2021, 1LT Christopher Shelton was promoted to the rank of CPT. The ceremony was conducted in the Trial Defense Service’s Conference Room located in the Office of The Staff Judge Advocate building with refreshments being served in the OSJA conference room.

Congratulations!! Climb to Glory!

10th Mountain Division
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Join the OSJA Thursday mornings for an hour of Spin Class at 0500. Even Pre-PT is free!!!
10/28/2021

Join the OSJA Thursday mornings for an hour of Spin Class at 0500. Even Pre-PT is free!!!

10/25/2021
In celebration of National Paralegal Day, today 23 October 2021, some of the Ladies of Justice from the Office of Staff ...
10/24/2021

In celebration of National Paralegal Day, today 23 October 2021, some of the Ladies of Justice from the Office of Staff Judge Advocate, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum and the brigades went out for dinner, manicure, and pedicures.

Please join us in congratulating SPC Sierra Sadusky, assigned as Paralegal Specialist (Court Reporter), at HHBN, 10th Mo...
10/22/2021

Please join us in congratulating SPC Sierra Sadusky, assigned as Paralegal Specialist (Court Reporter), at HHBN, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, on her successful completion of the most correspondence course bourse this week. For her efforts of going above and beyond the standard and her dedication to professional development, she earned a Certificate of Achievement.

An increase in completed correspondence course hours results in an increase in promotion points and subsequently an increase in a paralegal’s ranking on the order of merit list (OML), to attend Basic Leader Course or Advance Leader Course. The OML gives priority to those who make an effort to earn promotion points through ACCP, APFT, Weapons Qualifications, Civilian Education, Military Education, etc. both courses are a part of the milestone in Professional Military Education (PME) for all enlisted Soldiers. We encourage our paralegals to achieve each PME milestone and other milestones indicated on the 27D Career Map.

#ClimbToGlory #ToTheTop
10th Mountain Division

Please join us in congratulating SPC Sierra Sadusky, assigned as Paralegal Specialist (Court Reporter), at HHBN, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, on her successful completion of the most correspondence course bourse this week. For her efforts of going above and beyond the standard and her dedication to professional development, she earned a Certificate of Achievement.

An increase in completed correspondence course hours results in an increase in promotion points and subsequently an increase in a paralegal’s ranking on the order of merit list (OML), to attend Basic Leader Course or Advance Leader Course. The OML gives priority to those who make an effort to earn promotion points through ACCP, APFT, Weapons Qualifications, Civilian Education, Military Education, etc. both courses are a part of the milestone in Professional Military Education (PME) for all enlisted Soldiers. We encourage our paralegals to achieve each PME milestone and other milestones indicated on the 27D Career Map.

#ClimbToGlory #ToTheTop
10th Mountain Division

Photos from Mountain 6's post
10/22/2021

Photos from Mountain 6's post

On 22 October 2021, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum Office of the Staff Judge Advocate held it...
10/22/2021

On 22 October 2021, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum Office of the Staff Judge Advocate held its 3rd JAGFit Games with tremendous success.

The Division Commander, MG Milford Beagle, joined in on the fun, and nearly took home the trophy! He was highly impressed with the elite level of physical fitness and team unity of our mountain tough Soldiers.

Shout-out to this month’s winners: MAJ Robert Kobel (3-time champ); CPT Andrew Logan; CPT Johnny King; WO1 Appolinaire Kombassere; SFC Kristofor Turner; SGT Timothy Robitaille; and PFC Christopher Bolton. MAJ Robert Kobel and CPT Joshua McKenney were coined by the CG for planking over 10 minutes each.

We want to thank MG Beagle for his presence and words of wisdom he bestowed on the entire team. Climb to Glory! To the Top!

Call your assignments manager today and demand to Climb to Glory with the absolute best Division in the United States Army!

10th Mountain Division
Mountain 6
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U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
U.S. Army JAG Corps

#ClimbToGlory #ToTheTop #MountainTough #JAGCorps

On 22 October 2021, the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum Office of the Staff Judge Advocate held its 3rd JAGFit Games with tremendous success.

The Division Commander, MG Milford Beagle, joined in on the fun, and nearly took home the trophy! He was highly impressed with the elite level of physical fitness and team unity of our mountain tough Soldiers.

Shout-out to this month’s winners: MAJ Robert Kobel (3-time champ); CPT Andrew Logan; CPT Johnny King; WO1 Appolinaire Kombassere; SFC Kristofor Turner; SGT Timothy Robitaille; and PFC Christopher Bolton. MAJ Robert Kobel and CPT Joshua McKenney were coined by the CG for planking over 10 minutes each.

We want to thank MG Beagle for his presence and words of wisdom he bestowed on the entire team. Climb to Glory! To the Top!

Call your assignments manager today and demand to Climb to Glory with the absolute best Division in the United States Army!

10th Mountain Division
Mountain 6
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U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
U.S. Army JAG Corps

#ClimbToGlory #ToTheTop #MountainTough #JAGCorps

Today the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Foundation of Five (pictured), stepped away from their desk to enjoy Fort D...
10/20/2021

Today the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Foundation of Five (pictured), stepped away from their desk to enjoy Fort Drum's sunny weather to have lunch, discuss the future of the Judge Advocate Legal Service Soldiers and civilians, and to get to know each other a little bit more. No house can stand without a strong foundation!!!

Climb To Glory!!!

Please join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulat...
10/16/2021

Please join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulating SPC William Beckman (Paralegal Specialist), 1st Battalion, 89th Calvary Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team for winning the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Paralegal Specialist of the Quarter Board for FY21’s 4th QTR.

Paralegals were asked questions ranging from the 10th MTN DIV (LI) history, to basic warrior tasks, but primarily were asked questions focused on all the legal disciplines. SPC Beckman delivered the information with confidence, wisdom, and poise.

Congratulations!!!

Climb to Glory!!!
10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Please join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulating SPC William Beckman (Paralegal Specialist), 1st Battalion, 89th Calvary Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team for winning the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Paralegal Specialist of the Quarter Board for FY21’s 4th QTR.

Paralegals were asked questions ranging from the 10th MTN DIV (LI) history, to basic warrior tasks, but primarily were asked questions focused on all the legal disciplines. SPC Beckman delivered the information with confidence, wisdom, and poise.

Congratulations!!!

Climb to Glory!!!
10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Please join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulat...
10/16/2021

Please join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulating SGT Roberto Iniguez (Paralegal NCO), 2d Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team for winning the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Paralegal NCO of the Quarter Board for FY21’s 4th QTR.

Paralegals were asked questions ranging from the 10th MTN DIV (LI) history, to basic warrior tasks, but primarily were asked questions focused on all the legal disciplines. SGT Iniguez delivered the information with confidence, wisdom, and poise.

Congratulations!!!

Climb to Glory!!!
10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Please join the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in congratulating SGT Roberto Iniguez (Paralegal NCO), 2d Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team for winning the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Paralegal NCO of the Quarter Board for FY21’s 4th QTR.

Paralegals were asked questions ranging from the 10th MTN DIV (LI) history, to basic warrior tasks, but primarily were asked questions focused on all the legal disciplines. SGT Iniguez delivered the information with confidence, wisdom, and poise.

Congratulations!!!

Climb to Glory!!!
10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

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