FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas --- Sgt. Diana Anzaldua, command judge advocate noncommissioned officer in charge, Brooke Army Medical Center, and Chief Warrant Officer Lenny Chance, legal administrator, U.S. Army Medical Command, cut a cake July 29 in honor of the 233rd birthday of the Judge Advocate General's Corps. The birthday luncheon also included a reading of the history of the JAG Corps. The Corps traces its lineage back to July 29, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress elected John Adam's law pupil, William Tudor, to be the judge advocate of the Army, a $20 per month position. Since that time, Army legal professionals have stood by the side of commanders and clients in every war and conflict to include World Wars I and II, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, The Balkans, and most recently, Afghanistan and Iraq.