sentiments resurfaced in June 2001, when a call went out for JAG
officers to volunteer for deployment to Saudi Arabia. "Deployments
are a way to get promoted," Miller explained. "I wanted
to show the Corps that I was a team player, so I said yes."
As one of the JAG officers supporting Operation Southern Watch (OSW),
Miller gained experience in operations law, a hybrid made up of
international law (as defined by the Geneva Convention) and fiscal
explained that OSW was primarily assigned to enforce the southern
no-fly zone over Iraq. Miller was charged with briefing American
and British air crews on the rules of engagement, which dictate
when and how aircraft may engage one another. "I had to learn
all about various weapons systems and have a basic grasp of air
combat tactics," Miller said. He quickly learned how
to interpret and apply the law within the framework of the pilots'
missions. "I think pilots respect you once they know you respect
air combat and the risks they take during every mission,"