Sarajane (Sally) Stenton, Esq. is a retired Air Force officer who served in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.
In part one, Stenton explores her family's military service and early life growing up in Woodcrest in Cherry Hill. She attended West Chester State University, graduating with a B.S. in 1982, and worked as an investigator for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. She served for four years in the Army National Guard. She went to Rutgers Law School-Camden and earned her J.D. in 1990. In 1991, she joined the Air Force JAG Corps. At her first duty station at McConnell Air Force Base, she served as a prosecutor and defense counsel. She compares overseas deployments in Kuwait, Germany and Afghanistan and discusses major policies, such as Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
In part two, Stenton traces the next portion of her military career, including overseeing the military justice section at Osan Air Base in Korea; serving for two years at Hulbert; operating as chief of military justice of the 12th Air Force at Davis-Monthan; serving as the Staff Judge Advocate at Ali Al Salem Airbase in Kuwait; serving as Chief Circuit Trial Counsel at Ramstein in Germany, during which time 9/11 occurred; working in tort claims in Washington, DC; and working as legislative liaison at United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) at Ramstein.
In part three, she discusses her time serving at United States European Command in Stuttgart, followed by an assignment to the USAFE legal office in Izmir, Turkey. In 2010-2011, she deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, where she was the legal advisor and staff judge advocate to the Afghan Air Force. On April 27, 2011, she was on site when Afghan air force officer Ahmed Gul shot and killed eight U.S. Air Force Airmen and one civilian contractor. After retiring in 2012, Stenton earned her LLM in trial advocacy at Temple. Currently, she works as a lawyer representing veterans in their claims and appeals.