Defending Those Who Defend Us®
  • It has long been speculated that ingestion of legally purchased foods containing poppy seeds could result in a positive urinalysis for morphine or codeine. In 2023, the Department of Defense finally confirmed these suspicions and suspended reporting of codeine results on all urinalyses processed by the DoD. MJA understands the significant adverse consequences that, Read More

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    On December 23, 2022, President Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) into law. The NDAA contains important updates to military law including recission of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, expanded judicial review of court-martial convictions, the randomized selection of court-martial members, review of the Army’s titling and indexing, Read More

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    On 10 January 2023, the Secretary of Defense rescinded the requirement that U.S. service members be forced to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to serve in the military. While rescission of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate is certainly great news for service members pending exemption requests, what about former service members who were involuntarily, Read More

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    It was an exciting, fast-paced, and ground-breaking year for MJA filled with battles won, grateful clients, and expansion into new and existing practice areas. In 2022, MJA fought victoriously for clients at courts-martial, administrative separation hearings, and military correction boards. MJA also led the fight against the military’s unlawful COVID-19 vaccine mandates (which have, Read More