Adam Aliano

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Lieutenant Commander Adam Aliano is a Navy Judge Advocate. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Harvard Law School, and the Naval War College. After graduating from the Naval Academy, LCDR Aliano served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard USS PREBLE (DDG-88) for over five years, deploying three times in support of national tasking. He was selected for the Navy’s Legal Education Program in 2014 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2017. Since graduation, LCDR Aliano served in various capacities in the Navy JAG Corps to include leadership billets abroad.

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American military history

Military Foraging: Historical Practice and Contemporary Advice

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s prudent navigation of nascent legal concepts to diminish his force’s reliance on supply lines and forage for provisions enabled battlefield success. Today, Grant’s actions provide a cogent legal blueprint for contemporary military leaders in future operational planning.

Civil Liberties and Constitutional Rights

Should Women Register for Selective Service? The Legacy of Rostker v. Goldberg

On December 1st, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price expressed President Obama’s support for requiring women to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, as their male counterparts must. “As old barriers for military service are being removed, the administration supports—as a logical next step — women registering for the Selective Service,” Price stated. Given President Obama’s brief time left in office, this statement may be purely symbolic.