COL Brauchler successfully completed the 62d Military Judges Course at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA. He is now certified to serve as a military judge.
The three-week intensive course is an invitation-only, multi-service training including active duty, reserve, and national guard judge candidates from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
The Colorado General Assembly in 2018 updated the Colorado Code of Military Justice to provide for courts martial authority, necessitating the creation of a position of military judge. Brauchler will be the first military judge for the Colorado National Guard. COL Brauchler has also been selected for Army War College, a military education prerequsite to greater potential leadership opportunities.
District Attorney Brauchler is proud of his military service and strives to encourage others to serve: Three members of his office are currently on active duty, with five others actively drilling in the Guard or Reserve. The U.S. Department of Defense in 2017 honored the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office with the prestigious Freedom Award for support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. It is the first District Attorneys Office in the country to receive the award.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve my country and the citizens of Colorado, here and abroad, in uniform for my adult life,” Brauchler said. “I am humbled to be selected as a military judge to ensure that those in service are afforded due process when accused of criminal behavior.”