- Feb. 23, 2014
-- On Friday, February 21, 2014, firm attorney Garrett Ham graduated from the Army’s Direct Commission Course, or DCC, having fulfilled all graduation requirements.
DCC is the Army’s course of instruction designed to teach direct commission officers, such as Judge Advocate General Corps Attorneys, basic soldiering skills. Conducted under the auspices of the Army’s larger Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, DCC is specifically designed to provide professionals and experienced personnel with an accelerated path to Military Occupational Specialty Certification.
DCC is a six-week course that provides instruction on Army leadership, customs and courtesies, drill and ceremony, land navigation, basic rifle marksmanship, convoy operations, and physical conditioning.
Mr. Ham now moves on to the ten-and-a-half week Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course conducted on the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Those who would like more information regarding Mr. Ham’s experience at DCC should visit his blog at http://www.garrettham.com/blog/army-jag/