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BBB - Captain James Kitchen, Chief, Military Justice, Ft. Knox, KY - "Opportunities as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate"

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 20, 2013 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Captain James Kitchen, Chief, Military Justice, from Fort Knox, KY will share information on his career as a Judge Advocate in the Army JAGCorp.  He will discuss the opportunities for both summer externships for L-2 students and full time Judge Advocate positions following Bar passage.  The process of applying is lengthy and he will discuss the process.  All students are welcome to attend the BBB. Those who are definitely interested in applying may also sign up for a  interview in the Office of Law Career Services.  Please RSVP and sign up in Law Career Service ASAP.  This On Campus Interview is a required first interview with the US Army JAGC which could lead if chosen to a followup interview off campus.  Sign up in Law Career Services for all BBB and On Campus Interviews. Lunch will be provided.  Tickets are available in Law Career Services. 

Captain James Kitchen, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General
Chief of Military Justice


Captain James Kitchen is originally from Springfield, Ohio and graduated from Kenton Ridge HS in 1990.  He enlisted in the US Navy out of high school and went to dive school and search and rescue swimmer school. While in the Navy, he deployed twice overseas; once in support of Operation Desert Shield.  He left the Navy and started school at Ohio State where he graduated cum laude in sociology/Criminology.  After graduation, he applied for and was accepted as an Officer Candidate for the United States Marine Corp.  He served 4 years in the USMC as an infantry officer with Second Battalion, Second Marines in Camp Lejeune, NC. He deployed once to the Balkans.

He left the USMC for a job opportunity with Johnson and Johnson as a senior medical sales representative.  In that capacity, he sold numerous durable products, surgical products, and pharmaceuticals to hospitals and specialists in the upstate NY area, and then in central Ohio.

While doing professional sales, he attended Capital University law school and graduated from their evening program in 2008 and applied for the US Army JAG Corps.  He was accepted and attended the Army basic officer course for attorneys and was then stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, the home of the 101st Airborne Division.

While with the 101st, he deployed to Afghanistan and served as a Command Judge Advocate and legal mentor to the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps, and as the Chief of Detention Operations for CJTF-101 (Combined Joint Task Force - 101st).  When he returned from Afghanistan, he served as Trial Counsel (prosecutor) for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Thereafter, he was transferred to the US Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY, where he currently serves as the Chief of Military Justice.

College of Law Room Number: 129 - Moot Courtroom