Naughton back on active duty.Byline: Jan Gottesman
CLINTON - On various dates during the months of June and July, Rep. Harold P. Naughton Jr. will be on active duty with the U.S. Army Reserves at Fort Devens; New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of ; and Fort Dix Fort Dix, U.S. army training center, 32,000 acres (12,950 hectares), central N.J., SE of Trenton; est. 1917 as Camp Dix and named for U.S. statesman John A. Dix. In 1939 it was made a permanent garrison and renamed Fort Dix. , N.J.
Naughton is a JAG judge advocate general (J.A.G.) n. a military officer who advises the government on courts-martial and administers the conduct of courts-martial. The officers who are judge advocates and counsel assigned to the accused come from the office of the judge advocate officer and previously served a tour in Iraq.
"First off, this is not a prelude to another activation. Let's be clear about that. Every reservist re·serv·ist
A member of a military reserve.
a member of a nation's military reserve
Noun 1. is required to serve at least 14 days active duty per year," Naughton said. "Later in June, the Army will be sending me to the United Nations in New York to attend a conference on the Law of War and Peacekeeping Operations. The purpose of the conference is to compile lessons learned from the war in Iraq and other conflicts to make the Army better equipped to deal with future deployments. I will be comparing notes with Iraqi, British, Australian, Canadian and officers of other nations. I will follow up with some other U.S. Army members on work I did last summer at the United States Army United States Army
Major branch of the U.S. military forces, charged with preserving peace and security and defending the nation. The first regular U.S. fighting force, the Continental Army, was organized by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, to supplement local Legal Services legal services n. the work performed by a lawyer for a client. Command which is providing the JAG lawyers for the current war crimes trial against those accused of conspiracy in the 9/11 attacks. These trials are currently under way at Guantanamo Bay Noun 1. Guantanamo Bay - an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
bay, embayment - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf , Cuba."
In July, Naughton's entire unit is deploying to Fort Dix for field training.
"Every unit, even a staff section like a JAG Unit, is required to be proficient at various soldier skills in the use of weapons, land navigation, convoy operations and the like. This training will give my unit the opportunity to practice and become better at these skills," Naughton said.
Normal constitutional services will be maintained at both Naughton's district office on 200 High St., Clinton, and at the State House, Naughton said, adding that while he will miss some time on Beacon Hill, he should be back for the busiest action.
"The busiest sessions of the year will be the last 10 days of July, just before the end of the formal session," Naughton said. "I will be back for this session. The possibility does exist that I may miss a few votes earlier than that and I wanted people to know the reason. This happened this past Wednesday when I was at Fort Devens doing some legal work for deploying soldiers."
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