|Published: 10:53 AM, 03/09/2010
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Newport's General Sessions Judge, John A. Bell, has been
deployed to Korea to serve as the Staff Judge Advocate of the 8th (Field) Army
during March 4-19, 2010.
The operation is known as "Key Resolve" and is
intended to assist the Republic of Korea (ROC) in achieving military
responsibility for self-protection.
The historic "Change of Command" is to occur in April
2012. Judge Bell and his staff's
assignment is to provide judicial support for the commanding Lieutenant General
and the staff of Major Generals.
Bell previously served in Iraq as the head of judicial
operations of the northern sector for the 101st Airborne Division. In Iraq, Judge Bell, designed and
established dozens of courthouses.
He also interviewed and hired the judges and attorneys that staffed
those court systems.
Many of those court officials have been killed while
attempting to provide a fair judicial framework for their people.
Bell was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism. Judge Bell is a Sunday School teacher
at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church where he and his wife, Vida, and children Luke
and Meredith attend.
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