• First Sgt. Terrence Barnes, newly appointed first sergeant for Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, uncases the Company J advanced individual training guidon during an activation ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va. Barnes, joins Capt. Larris Hutton, Company J commander, in forging Judge Advocate General's Corps history by being members of the first team of all JAG Corps Soldiers to lead the AIT company.

    Uncasing History in the Making

    First Sgt. Terrence Barnes, newly appointed first sergeant for Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, uncases the Company J advanced individual training guidon during an activation ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va. Barnes...

  • Maj. Gen. Clyde "Butch" Tate, the deputy judge advocate general, speaks about the significances of the activation of Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, during a ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

    Deputy JAG Highlights JAG Corps History, Future

    Maj. Gen. Clyde "Butch" Tate, the deputy judge advocate general, speaks about the significances of the activation of Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, during a ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Capt. Larris Hutton, formerly of the Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Lee, takes command of the newly activated Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, during a ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

    Continuing Traditions, Making History

    Capt. Larris Hutton, formerly of the Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Lee, takes command of the newly activated Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, during a ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • First Sgt. Terrence Barnes accepts responsibility for Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, from Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Richardson, 244th QM BN's top noncommissioned officer, during a ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

    Accepting Responsibility

    First Sgt. Terrence Barnes accepts responsibility for Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, from Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Richardson, 244th QM BN's top noncommissioned officer, during a ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • The activation ceremony for Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, at the Post Field House on Fort Lee, Va., concludes March 19, 2012, with Capt. Larris Hutton taking command of his Soldiers. Hutton, formerly of the Senior Defense Counsel at Fort Lee, is the first Judge Advocate General's Corps officer to command the paralegal specialist advanced individual training company.

    Company J Activates, Marking New Chapter in JAG Corps

    The activation ceremony for Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, at the Post Field House on Fort Lee, Va., concludes March 19, 2012, with Capt. Larris Hutton taking command of his Soldiers. Hutton, formerly of the Senior Defense...

  • Capt. Larris Hutton, commander of Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, shares his perspective about the Judge Advocate General's Corps during the unit's activation ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

    JAG Officer Takes Command

    Capt. Larris Hutton, commander of Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, shares his perspective about the Judge Advocate General's Corps during the unit's activation ceremony March 19, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2012) -- With the activation of Company J, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, QM School, in a ceremony March 19 at Fort Lee, the consolidation of all legal training to central Virginia is complete.

The ceremony marked a historic milestone for the Judge Advocate General's Corps, of JAG, and the relocation offers opportunities for combined training within the corps, said Maj. Gen. Clyde "Butch" Tate, the deputy judge advocate general, during the ceremony at the Post Field House.

Soldiers attending advanced individual training to become paralegal specialists will be assigned to Company J, with the first class on Fort Lee scheduled to begin March 26. The training was previously located at Fort Jackson, S.C.

"Now we can truly say we train as we fight -- shoulder to shoulder," said Tate. "We will enhance our ability to have judge advocates learning from paralegals, and paralegals from our judge advocates. The benefits will be felt across the Army in years to come."

The advanced individual training, or AIT, company is located 106 miles from Charlottesville, Va., where the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School is located. As a result, the JAG command can provide greater input to the training programs provided for paralegal specialists, said Tate.

During the ceremony, Capt. Larris Hutton and 1st Sgt. Terrence Barnes, both of the JAG Corps, took command and responsibility of the AIT company. This is the first time in the history of the AIT company that it is led entirely by members of the JAG Corps, said Tate.

The corps has already had a partnership with Fort Lee, and now looks forward to building a stronger relationship with the community, said Tate.

"All of us on Fort Lee could not be more proud to extend greetings and a warm welcome to the Judge Advocate General's Corps and our fighting Juliet Company Jaguars," said Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, quartermaster general of the Army and commandant of the Quartermaster School, which is a part of the Combined Arms Support Command.

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