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DONALD J. CURRIER, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, is a member of the U.S. Army War College Class of 2003. He is currently assigned as the Civil Military Affairs Officer of the California Army National Guard. He now works at the California Department of Veterans Affairs as a full-time staff counsel. His recent assignments include Command of the 49th Military Police Battalion during Operation NOBLE EAGLE, and prior command of the 2/223d Infantry Battalion (General Studies). Lieutenant Colonel Currier served as a Battalion Law & Order/ EPW Officer during Operation DESERT STORM. He commanded the 270th Military Police Company during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. He served 3 years as an enlisted military policeman prior to receiving a commission through ROTC in 1982. His civilian positions include city police detective in Sacramento, CA, Deputy District Attorney in the County of Sacramento, Counsel to the State Assembly Committee on Public Safety, and Chief Deputy Director at the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning in California. He has taught constitutional law, criminal procedure and other courses at Justice University, McGeorge School of Law, and the Sacramento Police Academy. His military education includes Military Police Basic Course, Military Police Advanced Course, CAS3, CGSC and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a B.A. in criminal justice from California State University at Sacramento, an M.A. from the U.S. Army War College, and a law degree from Lincoln University.
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Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. Currier.
The PCA presents a formidable obstacle to our nation's flexibility and adaptability at a time when we face an unpredictable enemy with the proven capability of causing unforeseen catastrophic events. The difficulty in correctly interpreting and applying the Act causes widespread confusion at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of our military.