JAG Corps celebrates 237th birthday
August 7, 2012
The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington Judge Advocate General's Corps team celebrated a milestone birthday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's headquarters with cake, reminiscing of the group's storied history and the remembrance about those lawyers, paralegals and aides who served and sacrificed their lives for their country.
The Army JAG Corps dub themselves as the best law firm in the world and the oldest in the United States. That collection of lawyers and staff gained another year in age during the final weekend of July.
The JAG Corps' actual birthday is July 29 but was celebrated the morning of July 27 inside the JBM-HH headquarters conference room. A cake marking JAG Corps' 237th birthday was cut and served to the meeting attendees including JBM-HH Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter, who received a piece of cake from JFHQ-NCR and MDW Staff Judge Advocate Col. Corey Bradley.
JBM-HH historian Kim Holien presented a chronicled past of the JAG Corps and stories marking the relationship between JBM-HH and the legal arm of the Army. Many in the audience were intrigued by Holien's telling of Revolutionary War legal dealings and of the Lee Avenue German nanny who was wanted for questioning on espionage after she embroidered a map of Fort Myer on a pillowcase during World War I.