Military Justice Improvement Act: Military Officer Supporters

Retired U.S. Military Officers Who Support The Military Justice Improvement Act

Over a dozen retired U.S Military flag officers, commanders and JAG Corps officers support the Military Justice Improvement Act including:

  • Lt. General (Ret.) Claudia Kennedy (first woman three star general in U.S. Army) Bio – Letter
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) Loree Sutton (former top Army psychiatrist) Bio – Letter
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) David McGinnis (former President Obama nominee to Pentagon) Bio – Letter
  • Air Force Major General (Ret.) Martha Rainville (first woman in the history of the National Guard to serve as a state Adjutant General) Bio – Letter
  • U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Dennis Laich
  • Navy Captain (Ret.) Lory Manning (served active duty in the U.S. Navy for 25 years, and served as a Commanding Officer and court-martial Convening Authority for the almost 400 people who were part of her command)
  • Former Army JAG officer with the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division while stationed in Iraq from 2003-2004 and former Congressman Patrick Murphy Op-Ed
  • Former Air Force officer and law professor Diane H. Mazur
  • Denise Krepp, former Coast Guard JAG officer and former Obama Chief Counsel at the U.S. Maritime Administration.
  • Rabbi Harold L. Robinson, RADM, CHC, USN (Ret.)
  • Marine Colonel (Ret.) and former assistant secretary of defense (2003-2009) Paul McHale OpEd (2/25/14)

Key Facts and Info

Read the Gillibrand Report of Four Largest U.S. Military Bases (2015): Documents Reveal Continued Lack of Improvement in Military Justice System

Read the Gillibrand Report of Four Largest U.S. Military Bases (2014)Despite Recent Congressional Reforms, Dysfunction In Military Justice System Remains

Read the Gillibrand Report of Four Largest U.S. Military Bases (2013): Nearly Half of Survivors Who Reported Assaults Dropped Out of Military Justice Process; Sexual Assaults More Prevalent Than Previously Acknowledged (pdf)

Read AP story: "Pentagon Misled Lawmakers on Military Sexual Assault Cases"

Read Human Rights Watch Report: U.S. Raped In Military - Then Punished: Unjust Discharges Cause Lasting Harm

Read "Embattled" the Human Rights Watch Report: Survivors 12x More Likely to Suffer Retaliation Than See Assailant Convicted; Not A Single Case of Serious Disciplinary Action Found for Retaliation (pdf)

NY Times Magazine Cover Story: "The Military's Rough Justice on Sexual Assault" on military’s continued failure to combat sexual assault – including accounts of retribution and retaliation

VIDEO: “Military Justice’s Dirty Secret”: Fmr. Chief Prosecutor USAF “Put Out to Pasture” for Speaking Out & Doing His Job

5/9/16 DOD IG Report: Evaluation of the Separation of Service Members Who Made a Report of Sexual Assault 

Quotes You Should Read

MJIA: Myths vs Facts sheet

12/3/2014: Top Reasons Why Military Justice Improvement Act Is Still Needed After Previous Incremental NDAA Reforms (pdf)

Senators Who Voted In Favor of MJIA

Retired Military Officers Supporting MJIA

Veterans', Faith, & Women's Groups Supporting MJIA

Letter from UCMJ legal experts supporting MJIA (pdf)

Editorials & Op-Eds Supporting MJIA

ESPN Report: The Enemy Within

Read DOD’s Own Advisory Panel Opinion in Support of MJIA

Allies Testimony: No Impact on Good Order & Discipline From Change To Independent Military Justice System

Gillibrand Testimony to Response Systems Panel

Text of Response Systems Panel Dissent (pdf)

List of Excluded Offenses

Useful Links

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Vietnam Veterans of America

Survivor Stories: 1 | 2

DOD Annual SAPR Reports

Defense Advisory Committee on Women

The Invisible War

“Twice Betrayed” Investigative Report

ESPN Report: The Enemy Within

Service Women’s Action Network

Protect Our Defenders