District Attorney George Brauchler, a colonel and military judge in the Colorado Army National Guard, recently travelled to Malaysia on behalf of the Department of Defense to conduct human rights-related training. Brauchler worked with members of the Malaysian Navy, teaching courses on use of force, gender violence and human trafficking under the auspices of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS).
DIILS is the “lead DoD security cooperation resource for global legal engagement and capacity-building with international defense sector officials” and regularly works with militaries around the globe.
“I have spent a career doing nearly everything in military law, and I was happy be able to work with our partner countries on the important work of upholding the law of armed conflict,” said Brauchler. “The United States is a global democracy leader, and we are actively engaged in working with our military partners to uphold international standards.”
Brauchler’s commitment to service extends beyond his own actions and includes the Office of District Attorney. During the hiring process, he actively seeks out qualified applicants with military service. There are currently 17 of these patriots on staff, including eight currently active in Guard or Reserve. Our office proudly supports our prosecutors while they deploy to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and elsewhere. Two of our prosecutors are currently on active duty.
“As a veteran of the Iraq war, and as member of the Colorado Army National Guard, I know well the value these women and men bring to any organization, especially one dedicated to upholding our Constitution and seeking justice” Brauchler said.
In 2017 the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office was awarded the prestigious Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the first DA’s office to be honored in the 22-year history of the award.
“I am proud to have created the most veteran- and military-friendly office in government,” Brauchler said. “We do all we can to ensure our office welcomes and encourages Guard and Reserve members in their service to our great nation.”