Jaclyn accepted a commission into the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2004 and attended the United States Army’s Judge Advocate 167th Basic Course at The Judge Advocate Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia in January 2005. Her first duty assignment was at V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany where she served as an Administrative Law Attorney, Trial Counsel (Prosecutor) and Chief, Client Services.
Jaclyn was next assigned to the Trial Defense Service, Hanau Germany and in 2008 moved to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York continuing to serve as Defense Counsel. Major Grieser deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009-2010, serving as Defense Counsel at Camp Liberty, Iraq and Senior Defense Counsel at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
Jaclyn was then handpicked to serve as one of the original fifteen Army’s initial Special Victim Prosecutors and assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
In 2014 (then) MAJ Grieser received her Master of Laws in Military Law with a criminal law concentration, from the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.
Most recently Major Grieser served as the Chief of Criminal Justice at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where she supervises multiple trial counsel in charging decisions, trial practice, and ethics. She teaches regularly at the U.S. Army’s Military Police School’s Pre-Command Courses and Special Victim Unit Courses at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Jaclyn Grieser has tried hundreds courts-martial in over four countries and twenty-eight military installations. As a Special Victim Prosecutor, for Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Gordon, Jaclyn’s area of operation included a combined troop population of over 51,000 Soldiers. She was responsible for developing and litigating all cases involving sexual assault, child abuse, child exploitation, and domestic violence. She trained, mentored and assisted trial counsel, paralegal personnel, and military investigators on the investigation and prosecution of special victim cases. In addition, she developed and provided training for law enforcement personnel, medical professionals, victim advocates, and other first responders in the handling and disposition of special victim cases.
Jaclyn’s military awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
As of her departure from active duty 1 June 2017 Jaclyn will have litigated over two hundred contested courts-martial to verdict. Case results on behalf of clients include numerous full acquittals, acquittals of all serious misconduct, including sexual assault allegations, and she has earned incredibly low sentences on behalf of her clients in tough fact patterns and despite overwhelming evidence.
Her dedication to her clients, professionalism, technical acumen, and impeccable courtroom advocacy skills make her a clear choice and incredible addition to the Law Office of Jocelyn C Stewart, Corp.