Scalia Spotlights

Joe Berger (‘98) confirmed as 22d Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Army

Brigadier General (BG) Joseph B. Berger III
Brigadier General (BG) Joseph B. Berger III

Brigadier General (BG) Joseph B. Berger III has been nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate for appointment as the 22d Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Army, in the grade of Major General.

For 28 years, BG Berger has led with selfless and dedicated service to our Nation, first as a Military Police Officer, then as a Judge Advocate. He has excelled with dynamic, principled and compassionate leadership at the highest levels of our practice, most recently as Commander of our Regimental home, the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, and previously as Commander of the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency and Chief Judge, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. BG Berger’s prior assignments include service as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), U.S. Army Cyber Command; Chief, Investigations and Legislation Division, Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison; Plans Branch Chief, Personnel, Plans and Training Office; and SJA, Joint Special Operations Command. He has served as Chief of the Iraq Judicial Mentorship Team, Law and Order Task Force, Multinational Forces — Iraq; and also as the Regimental Judge Advocate, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). His many deployments include Somalia, Kosovo, and both Afghanistan and Iraq on multiple occasions in support of both conventional and unconventional forces.

BG Berger's demonstrated leadership and legal abilities make him a perfect choice to serve as the next Deputy Judge Advocate General of our Army. He embodies Principled Counsel, Mastery of the Law, Servant Leadership, and Stewardship of our Regiment and our Army. These attributes will help him to address the challenges that lie ahead for our Corps, and in turn will help set the conditions for its future success.