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164th Airlift Wing visited by Major General Brian Newby

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  • By SrA Leon Bussey
  • 164th Airlift Wing
Maj. Gen. Brian Newby, Air National Guard Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force, visited the 164th Airlift Wing for his Article 6 visit Nov. 5, 2016 in Memphis, TN.
Article 6 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice requires the Judge Advocate General or senior members of their staff must make frequent inspection in the field in supervision of the administration of military justice.
"That sets out that the Judge Advocate Generals of the different services will go out and inspect or visit each of their legal offices to insure that there is good order and discipline at each individual air wings, so that's why I'm here," said Newby.
"To insure the quality of the legal services that are being performed at the wing."
Maj. Gen. Newby paid a visit to every squadron commander to insure all their needs were being met, and if not, what changes the JAGs needed to make in order to meet their needs.
"The good thing about this visit is that it is not an inspection," said Newby. "It's a visit to look at the quality of services, that makes it a little bit easier because I'm not worried about what's in the file cabinet. I'm worried about making sure that our client, which is the Air Force and all the way down to the squadron commander, are satisfied with the legal services being provided."
Maj. Gen. Newby was accompanied by Maj. Bradley Ball, the 164th AW JAG, during his entire visit.
"It was a great visit," said Ball. "Like anyone else, when a 2-star rolls through, it's a cause for a certain level of concern. You know I'm not any different than anyone else on base, I want to make sure that I'm doing right."
The visit was a success overall. Maj. Ball stated the major general was impressed with the base personal and expressed he wants to return and convene a working group here on base.
"He specifically said he wants to come back here and bring his people onto our base because he was so impressed with what he saw here," said Ball.
(U.S. Air Force story written by Senior Airman Leon Bussey)