In 2012, citing the latest neuroscience research and underlining how the health risks of military service disproportionately impact the youngest recruits, the American Public Health Association passed a resolution urging schools to more closely regulate military-recruiter access. While it is unlikely that he was familiar with the scholarly literature, several years ago a New Haven 5th grader summed up this view in an interview with Junior Scholastic magazine: "If people are not allowed to drink alcohol until the age of 21," he said, "they should not be able to make a decision that could cost them their lives until at least that age." The military holds a different view.
The DoD also runs three schools for the training of lawyers within the military services (., judge advocates ). The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School serves the Army; the Naval Justice School collectively serves the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; and the Air Force Judge Advocate General School serves the Air Force. Of these, only the Army school actually awards a degree. It operates a special graduate course of study for lawyers in all of the services, known as the Judge Advocate Officer Graduate Course . This program is accredited by the American Bar Association to grant the Master of Laws to its graduates.