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JAG Officer to Speak On Terrorism and the Constitution

FullTextImage/img/@altMaj. Todd E. Pierce

LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 29, 2012 – Can the Constitution survive terrorism? That question will be addressed in a talk at Virginia Military Institute Monday, Dec. 3, when Maj. Todd E. Pierce of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps addresses members of the VMI Corps of Cadets and the local community. The talk will take place at 11:05 a.m. in the Turman Room in Preston Library.

Pierce serves as defense counsel in the Office of Military Commissions’ Office of Chief Defense Counsel. Commissioned as a judge advocate in 1996, he has more than 19 years of active service in the military as both a non-commissioned officer and as an officer, and more than 19 years of reserve service. He served in the Gulf War in 1990-1991, earning three campaign ribbons.

Pierce has contributed research to the Army-Air Force Center for Low Intensity Conflict and, in cooperation with the center and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute, organized a major conference on low intensity conflict and terrorism in 1988.

The talk, sponsored by the VMI Pre-Law Society, is open to the public free of charge. Pierce’s views are his alone and do not represent the views of the U.S. Army.

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