JOINT SERVICES CONFERENCE ON PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
The Status of Noncombatants
attracted nearly 200 participants at the Hilton Springfield Hotel in
General Charles Dunlap,
This meeting saw our inaugural undergraduate panel. It was a very successful beginning.
The program and the actual papers presented appear elsewhere on the JSCOPE Web page. The authors are listed below for your convenience.
Dr. Camillo C. Bica, School of Visual Arts
Captain Christopher Mayer,
Lieutenant Colonel Tony Pfaff,
Major Michael Carlino,
“Are there Noncombatants in MOOTW and Homeland Security Activities?”
Dr. Eric Wingrove-Haugland,
Some New Ideas about Right Intention
“Warfare, Hell, and the Best Intentions: Getting Rid of Right Intentions as a Jus ad Bellum Criterion”
Captain Marc O. Hedahl,
“Giving Right Intention Its Due”
Major Charles McIntyre,
Dr. Steven Lee, Visiting Fellow,
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey S. Wilson,
Lieutenant Keith Ryan, USCG
Jus ad Bellum: Protecting Noncombatants and the Causes of War
Lieutenant Commander John D. Carlson, USNR,
Dr. Tim Challans, US Army Command and
Dr. Stephen D. Wrage,
Captain Michael W. Brough,
Cadet First Class Brandon B. Cole,
Dr. Pauline M. Kaurin,
“Engaging Noncombatants and the Use or Moral Imagination”
Ms. Julia Ragatz,
Dr. Reuben E. Brigety II,
Lieutenant Colonel Dwight A. Roblyer, USAF, National Defense
Mr. Michael Skerker,
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Cathcart, USAF, National Guard Bureau Staff
Dr. Robert G. Kennedy,
Lieutenant Colonel John Mark Mattox,
“Noncombatant Immunity and Truman’s Decision”
Dr. Richard Schoonhoven,
Dr. Davida Kellogg,
Dr. Whitley R. P. Kaufman, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Dr. Aaron Fichtelberg,
“Intelligence Collection Efforts and the Combatant/Noncombatant Distinction: Permissions and Prohibitions on Information Gathering”
Major William D. Casebeer,
JSCOPE Undergraduate Panel
“A Moral Analysis of the Impact of War’s Destruction of
Civil Services on Noncombatants:
Midshipman John Pierczynski,
“Do We Need to Reinterpret Combatant/Noncombatant Distinctions for Extended Occupational Forces Acting in an Empire-Like Capacity?”
Midshipman Tyson Meadors,
Midshipman A.S. Martin,
THE BUSINESS MEETING
The members of the JSCOPE Executive Board for 2004-2005 are as follows:
Dr. Bill Rhodes, USAF Representative and Chairman
Department of English
Dr. Fran Harbour, Civilian Representative
Dept. of Public/Int’l Affairs
LCDR Dale Bateman, USCG Representative
Department of Humanities (DH)
Director, Character Development
Colonel Kenneth Strain, Canadian Forces Representative
Director of Defence Ethics,
MGen Pearkes Bldg
101 Colonel By drive
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Campbell, USMC Representative
In the meeting the board made several decisions.
1) We decided to continue the undergraduate panel and to allow undergraduates to submit papers to a separate undergraduate category or submit them in the open category. We further decided that an undergraduate paper submitted in the open category but rejected would automatically get consideration for the undergraduate category. We decided that undergraduates must have a faculty sponsor who guides them in the composition of their papers. To encourage more undergraduate submissions, it was decided that the Call for Papers (CFP) must go out by April.
2) We decided to initiate a pilot Special Interest Group (SIG) panel on Intelligence Ethics. MAJ William Casebeer will take the lead on this initiative and will coordinate with LTC Zupan on the CFP.
3) We decided to have two submission dates for papers. The first/early date will be for proposals. The second will be for full papers. The intent is to reduce the possibility that someone have a proposal approved yet fail to submit a paper, which has happened in the past. We want to insure papers are complete and on the web prior to the beginning of the conference.
4) Upon consultation with a lawyer, we concluded that our legal status is as an unincorporated association.
5) We decided to investigate the possibility of publishing our proceedings.
6) At the request of Allen Howes, we concurred
that we would send a letter of invitation to the
7) We agreed to continue to offer a reduced registration fee to undergraduates.
8) We agreed that service representatives would contact their respective ROTC programs of colleges in the D.C. area in an effort to encourage greater undergraduate participation.
As a review:
Harbour’s term ends in ‘05
Strain’s term ends TBD
Zupan’s term ends in ‘06
Schoultz’s term ends in ‘05
We want to thank Captain Bob Ayer and Lieutenant Colonel Gary Slyman for all their hard work, commitment, and professionalism while they served on the Executive Committee. We also want to give a special thanks to Colonel Anthony Hartle who served for many years as chairman of JSCOPE and most recently as the U.S. Army representative. He is retiring after forty years of commissioned service.
JSCOPE 2005 will occur January 27-28 in the same hotel. “Current Ethical Issues Affecting the Military Profession" will continue as a perennial theme, suitable for papers, but the special topic for next year will be:
The Call for Papers for JSCOPE 2005 will include details about the topic and paper submission requirements.
The papers presented this year, notable in their quality, were also impressive in their scope. The authors merit special credit for their contributions to the continuing dialogue on professional ethics, and we owe a special thanks to Dr. Carl Ficarrotta, US Air Force Academy, who served as the Program Chair for 2004. Dr. Ficarrotta also maintains the JSCOPE web site at (http://www.usafa.edu/isme).
JSCOPE remains the only long-standing international forum for the exchange of ideas concerning the conduct and character of men and women in uniform and the development of professional military ethics. JSCOPE’s success results entirely from the efforts of those who participate so effectively each year as authors and conference participants. The members of the Board thank you for your insight and your professionalism.