The training will cover how to establish contacts with local military bases, understanding the command structure of the military and how to work effectively with it, the type of consumer trainings that will be helpful to the military base, how to tailor the presentation to the audience, the type of materials that NACA makes available to trainers, and how to access those materials. The NACA Military Consumer Justice Project is building an army of consumer advocates who will work with military lawyers on consumer cases. This includes training military attorneys, staff, and personnel in consumer law to expand the body of informed consumer advocates. Giving trainings at military bases is an excellent way to hone presentation skills and to establish mutually beneficial working relationships with JAG and military legal assistance offices.
The following purposes will be met by such trainings:
- Build NACA brand value and recognition
- Develop contacts with military for legislative fact/story support
- Make NACA personnel available to assist with cases
- Increase NACA membership
Dwain Alexander earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Creighton University in 1982 and his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law in 1989. In 1990, he joined the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. While on active duty in the JAG Corps, Mr. Alexander served as department head for legal assistance, senior defense counsel, and senior trial counsel at the Naval Legal Service Office ( NLSO), National Capital from 1991 to 1994. His following tour was on board the USS Enterprise as assistant staff judge advocate. In 1995, Mr. Alexander transferred to the NLSO Mid Atlantic and served as the department head for legal assistance. Mr. Alexander left active duty in 1996 and accepted a position as the civilian legal assistance attorney for NLSO Mid Atlantic where he is currently employed. At NLSO Mid Atlantic, Mr. Alexander is responsible for program development, coordinating the Expanded Legal Assistance Program, training and mentoring new attorneys, and advising clients. In 1997, Mr. Alexander joined the Naval Reserve serving with NR LSO Mid Atlantic 306 as legal assistance attorney through 2000.