Slightly off topic, but here's a link to an interview done today on NPR with Navy JAG Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift anyone interested in the JAG Corps might be interested in:
Navy Lawyer Discusses Hamdan, Guantanamo
Talk of the Nation, February 15, 2007 · Almost four years ago, Navy lawyer Charles Swift was assigned to represent one of the detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay. The case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan ended up in the Supreme Court, where Lt. Cmdr. Swift won a major victory when the justices ruled that President Bush did not have the authority to order military trials for terror suspects.
Lt. Cmdr. Swift talks about the case, his 20-year career as a Naval officer and his upcoming retirement from the military.
just be careful with this one. as most people who have spent time studying/in the military, rounding out 20 years as an O-4 with no prior enlisted time isn't what most would term a stellar career. and no, it doesn't mean that he was "edgy", a "maverick" or "contrarian" and the establishment punished him, it is far more likely that he is simply "mediocre" as a JAG and officer.