OCI - U.S. Army JAGC
Employer: United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps Position: Legal Extern for Summer 2015, Full-time Officer after graduation Who can apply: L-2 – Summer Extern L3 – Full-time Submit to Law Career Services: Cover Letter - Should be a personal statement detailing why the applicant has an interest in the U.S. Army JAGC Resume, References, Transcript, Deadline to Submit: Friday, September 5, 2014 OCI DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014 Address Cover Letter to: Captain James W. Kitchen Title: Chief, Military Justice United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps 1307 Third Ave. Fort Knox, KY 40121 Employer Comments: Intern Positions - Summer 2015 - Enrollment and continued success in an ABA Law School is required. Full time Officers after graduation - Must have passed any state Bar exam. Employer Comments: This position has the potential for extremely varied legal work and worldwide assignments.
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.